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Monitoring of HIV, HCV, TB in Prison: National Report on Ireland 23rd June 2016

'Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening the Monitoring of HIV, HCV, TB and Harm Reduction' - Mapping Report for Ireland Read more

Research Report: The Practice of Pre-trial detention in Ireland 30th April 2016

This report is one of 10 country reports outlining the findings of an EU-funded research project that was conducted in 10 different EU Member States in 2014 - 2015. Read more

Prison Litigation Network: National Report on Ireland 22nd April 2016

Report prepared by IPRT as the Irish national project partner to the Prison Litigation Network Project: www.prisonlitigationnetwork.eu Read more

Out on the Inside: The Rights, Experiences and Needs of LGBT People in Prison 1st February 2016

This IPRT report represents the first study of the needs and experiences of LGBT prisoners within the Irish context. Read more

Turnaround Youth: Young Adults (18-24) in the Criminal Justice System 12th May 2015

This IPRT report presents the case for the differential treatment of young adults aged 18-24 who come in contact with the criminal justice system, and is grounded in emerging evidence, best practice, and informed by input from young people with experience of the issues. Read more

Children's Rights Behind Bars: Report 11th December 2014

Children’s Rights Behind Bars is a collaboration between 16 European and International organisations. Its goal is to increase the respect of human rights of children deprived of liberty and improve the implementation of international juvenile justice standards to protect the rights and needs of incarcerated children. Read more

Travellers in the Irish Prison System: A qualitative study 19th May 2014

Travellers in the Irish Prison System: A qualitative study is a 76-page qualitative research report, which includes interviews with 10 former prisoners Read more

"Picking Up the Pieces": The Rights and Needs of Children and Families Affected by Imprisonment 19th November 2012 PDF documents

This IPRT research report details the rights, needs and experiences of families and children of prisoners. It follows extensive consultations with children, families, support services and relevant agencies. Read more

IPRT Prison Law Paper: Prison conditions under Irish law and the European Convention on Human Rights 29th June 2012

This is part of a series of papers, one of which examines accountability structures and the law regulating Irish prisons; the other explores practical matters surrounding the taking of prison law cases. Read more

IPRT Prison Law Paper: Taking Prison Law Cases - a Practical Approach 29th June 2012

This paper seeks to address some practical aspects of taking prison law cases such as the causes of action available, matters relating to evidence, the possible role of interested agencies, and the effect of the release or transfer of a prisoner on a claim. Read more

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