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IPRT Submission in Advance of the Examination of Ireland’s combined sixth and seventh periodic reports under CEDAW

13th February 2017

IPRT made a submission in advance of the examination of Ireland’s combined sixth and seventh periodic reports under Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in January 2017. IPRT is also in Geneva as part of a delegation of Irish NGO stakeholders for the oral hearings in front of the CEDAW Committee on Monday February 13th 2017, highlighting issues faced by women in the criminal justice system in Ireland. The Irish Government will be examined by the CEDAW Committee on Wednesday February 15th 2017.

View the IPRT submission here.

Key recommendations:

  • The Irish State should ensure that Ireland is fully in compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Female Offenders (Bangkok Rules).
  • The Irish State should implement fully the Strategic Review Group on Penal Policy recommendations on female offenders and the Probation Service and Irish Prison Service (2014) Joint Strategy for Women who Offend.