IPRT - Irish Penal Reform Trust

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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:

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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.

IPRT logo croppedSpent Convictions

IPRT is campaigning to make sure that Spent Convictions gets back on the Dáil agenda, and that it is enacted at the earliest opportunity.

OireachtasElection 2011

The election itself might be over but the unique opportunity remains for the new Government to enhance the protection of the community while at the same time respecting basic human rights standards.

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IPRT was one of seventeen organisations who have joined forces to help people hold the State to account for its human rights record by way of the UPR.