IPRT campaigns for the respect of human rights in the penal system, and for imprisonment to be used only as a last resort. We campaign across a range of priority areas and issues, here are just some that have been under the spotlight:
Campaigning for the respect of human rights of children deprived of their liberty, and for improvements in the implementation of international juvenile justice standards to protect the rights and needs of incarcerated children.
IPRT is campaigning to make sure that Spent Convictions gets back on the Dáil agenda, and that it is enacted at the earliest opportunity.
Promoting a shift in justice resources from its emphasis on punishment to prevention and early intervention - on other words, "from criminal justice to social justice" - through solid evidence and research.