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IPRT Submissions

IPRT Submission to the UNCAT in advance of the Second Periodic Review of Ireland 24th July 2017

IPRT made a Submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture in advance of the Second Periodic Review of Ireland under the United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in June 2017. Read more

IPRT Position on Closure of the Training Unit 27th April 2017

IPRT welcomes recent initiatives by the Irish Prison Service to better support rehabilitation of prisoners, but expresses its serious concerns at the imminent closure of the Training Unit semi-open facility on 1st May 2017. Read more

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 CEDAW in January 2017. Read more

IPRT presentation to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality 8th February 2017

IPRT focussed on the issues of Prisons, Penal Policy and Sentencing when it presented to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday 8th February 2017. Read more

IPRT: Discussion Paper on ratification of the OPCAT and the establishment of an NPM 30th January 2017

IPRT submitted a paper to the Department of Justice & Equality to inform discussions around ways to progress the ratification of OPCAT and the establishment of an NPM. Read more

IPRT Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution 16th December 2016

IPRT has made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. Read more

NGO Submission to the Cross Grade Working Group of the Consultation of The Statement of Strategy for The Department of Justice and Equality 13th September 2016

IPRT made a submission as NGO Stakeholder to the Department of Justice and Equality in relation to the Statement of Strategy 2016-2019. Read more

IPRT Submission on Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012 20th January 2016 PDF documents

IPRT has updated its submission, including suggested amendments, on the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012. Read more

IPRT Submission on Heads of Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2015 22nd September 2015

IPRT made a submission to the Oireachtas Justice Committee in August 2015, published here. Read more

IPRT Submission to Ireland's second UN Universal Periodic Review 21st September 2015

The IPRT submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review highlights issues relating to the Irish State’s promotion and protection of human rights in prisons and places of detention. Read more