IPRT Submissions

Parole Reform and the Parole Bill 2016 17th June 2019

IPRT makes recommendations on how the Prole Bill 2016 could be strengthened to achieve its goals of clarity, transparency and fairness. Read more

Joint Submission to the Operational Review of Oberstown Detention Campus 31st May 2019

In December 2016, IPRT and four other NGOs concerned with the protection of the rights of children made a submission to the Operational Review of Oberstown outlining key operational issues from a children’s rights’ perspective. Read more

IPRT Presentation to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017 5th December 2018

IPRT appeared before the Committee to outline a number of concerns in relation to the proposed Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017. Read more

IPRT Submission to the Value for Money and Policy Review of Prisoner Escort Services 29th November 2018

IPRT Submission to the Department of Justice and Equality Value for Money and Policy Review of Prisoner Escort Services in the Criminal Justice Sector, submitted March 2017. Read more

IPRT Submission to the UNCAT on Ireland’s one year follow-up 23rd November 2018

The IPRT Submission to the UN Committee against Torture on Ireland’s one year follow-up to its second periodic report under UNCAT focuses on developments in respect of the ratification of OPCAT. Read more

IPRT Submission to the Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission Consultation on Strategy Statement 2019-2021 8th October 2018

In this submission, IPRT outlines the need for the extension of the current grounds for protection against discrimination and the addition of a ‘social origin’ and/or ‘socio-economic status’ ground. Read more

IPRT Submission to UN Working Group on Women deprived of liberty 1st October 2018

IPRT made a submission to the UN Working Group on women deprived of liberty, focusing on women deprived of their liberty in the criminal justice system in Ireland. Read more

IPRT Submission on 'A Vision for Change' 4th September 2018

This submission to Mental Health Reform, to pass on to the Oversight Group of ‘A Vision for Change’, focuses on recommendations to better support people with mental health difficulties in the criminal justice system. Read more

Joint IPRT Submission to the Consultative Panel on Governance of Charitable Organisations 30th May 2018

IPRT made a submission in December 2017, along with eight other charities, expressing concern about section 55 of the Charities Act 2009. Read more

IPRT Presentation to the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care 23rd May 2018

In our appearance before the Committee, IPRT made a number of recommendations, including investment and use of prevention and early intervention supports. Read more

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