April 2016 Archives (News & Press Releases)

8th April 2016

Spent Convictions Act to commence on the 29th April this year

The Minister for Justice and Equality announced on Wednesday, 6th April last, that the Act is to be commenced on the 29th April this year. Minister Fitzgerald went into further details of the Spent Convictions Act with regards to the offences that the Act will cover. Read more

10th April 2016

Prison Litigation Conference at Trinity College Dublin

On 22 April 2016, IPRT and the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin will co-host a conference on the topic of prison litigation. Read more

18th April 2016

Now recruiting: Membership and Administration Officer

Applications are invited for the post of Membership and Administration Officer with the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT). The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day administrative support of a small and vibrant organisation, with particular responsibility for membership and EU project support. Read more

22nd April 2016

Irish Penal Reform Trust calls on next Government to ratify key anti-torture mechanism by 2017

Ireland’s leading campaigners for the protection of human rights in detention, has today called on all representatives engaged in Government negotiations to ensure that clear commitments to safeguard against inhumane treatment in places of detention are included in the next Programme for Government. Read more

27th April 2016

Employment opportunities (various)

A number of positions have recently been advertised, including the role of Membership & Admin Officer with IPRT. Read more

The Atlantic Philanthropies: How a Small Advocacy Organization Advanced Big Reforms

A case study describing how IPRT, a small organization with limited resources, successfully implemented an advocacy strategy that led the Irish government to take steps to improve conditions and reduce overcrowding in the country’s prisons. Read more

29th April 2016

The Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 has finally commenced

Minister for Justice and Equality announces the commencement of The Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 and The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 today. Read more

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