IPRT Publications

Statement of Principles on Legislation to Ratify the OPCAT 12th November 2018

This document outlines the minimum legislative requirements for any legislation intended to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture. Read more

Progress in the Penal System: A framework for penal reform (2018) 26th October 2018

The second a series of three annual reports providing a comprehensive report on human rights and best practice in Ireland’s penal system. Read more

'Behind the Door': Solitary Confinement in the Irish Penal System 2nd February 2018

This report contains 25 key recommendations centring on the use of solitary confinement and restricted regimes in Ireland. Read more

Progress in the Penal System: A framework for penal reform (2017) 24th October 2017

The 'PIPS' report is the first in a series of three annual reports providing a comprehensive report on human rights and best practice in Ireland’s penal system. Read more

Community Service in Ireland: A qualitative exploration of one alternative to short-term imprisonment 11th October 2017

This discussion paper is based on the qualitative findings of employment-based PhD research completed by Dr Kate O'Hara. Read more

Principles of Action for Children with a Parent in Prison: Document Launch 6th September 2017

This ‘Principles of Action for Children with a Parent in Prison’ document is based on a project initiative undertaken by Dr. Fiona Donson, Dr. Aisling Parkes, School of Law, University College Cork, the Children’s Rights Alliance and IPRT. Read more

Towards an Innovative, Just, Humane and Effective Penal System – an overview of penal reform priorities 2017-21 22nd June 2017

Here, IPRT presents its ten priority directions for a fairer and more effective justice system. All of our proposals are backed up by solid evidence and research. Read more

Detention of Children: International Standards and Best Practice 20th December 2016 PDF documents

A research report from IPRT on the application and implementation of international human rights standards to children detention in Ireland, and how the aims enshrined in these standards can be best achieved in the Irish context. Read more

"In here, time stands still": Rights, Needs and Experiences of Older People in Prison 29th September 2016

This IPRT research report examines the rights, needs and experiences of older people in prison in Ireland, with a number of detailed recommendations. Read more

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

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