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August 2017 Archives (News & Press Releases)

3rd August 2017

More regular inspections needed during “turbulent transition” at Oberstown – IPRT

IPRT welcomes the publication by the Health Information and Quality Authority of its comprehensive and detailed report on an unannounced inspection of Oberstown Children Detention Campus, conducted 27 March 2017. IPRT also welcomes the Action Plan by Oberstown management in response to identified issues. Read more

HIQA Publish Report on Oberstown Children Campus

The Health Information and Quality Authority published a detailed report of an inspection of Oberstown Children Detention Campus which was carried out from the 27th - 30th March 2017. Read more

7th August 2017

UNCAT: Summary record of second periodic review of Ireland

A record of Ireland's hearing under the UNCAT, which took place in Palais Wilson, Geneva on Thurs 27 July and Fri 28 July 2017. Read more

10th August 2017

UN Torture Committee to make recommendations to Irish Government on Friday 11 August 2017

On Friday 11th August 2017, the United Nations Committee against Torture will publish its Concluding Observations on Ireland’s performance under the UN Convention against Torture and Other Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). Read more

11th August 2017

UN Committee against Torture publishes Concluding Observations on Ireland

IPRT welcomes the Concluding Observations released by the UN Committee against Torture on Ireland's second periodic review under the UN Convention against Torture. Read more

12th August 2017

Advisory: UN Committee urges Government to fundamentally review prison health care system and solitary confinement

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has welcomed the findings regarding Ireland’s treatment of people in prisons, published by the UN Committee on Torture. The Committee’s ‘Concluding Observations’ were developed following its examination of the Irish Government’s performance last month. Read more