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Report on an Inspection of Loughan House Open Centre 22nd August 2014

A Report by the Inspector of Prisons on an Inspection of Loughan House has been published by the Minister for Justice. Crucially, the Inspector identifies the lack of equal provision for women prisoners in Ireland as a key issue. Read more

IPRT welcomes emphasis on urgency in UN recommendations to Ireland on prison conditions 24th July 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Irish Penal Reform Trust has today welcomed the clear statement by the UN Human Rights Committee of the need for urgent and accelerated action on “adverse conditions in a number of prisons” in Ireland. Read more

Human Rights Committee: Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Ireland 24th July 2014

The UN Human Rights Committee’s Concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Ireland were published today. The recommendations follow the State’s examination under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Geneva on 14 July 2014. Read more

Invitation to Tender: Research Projects 17th July 2014

IPRT is inviting tenders two European Commission funded research projects: (1) The Practice of Pre-Trial Detention: Monitoring Alternative and Judicial Decision Making and (2) Prison Litigation Network. The projects offer an excellent opportunity for an experienced researcher(s) to work alongside a dynamic non-governmental organisation on key penal policy issues. Those… Read more

Irish Penal Reform Trust Welcomes the Robust Engagement of the UN Human Rights Committee with the State on the Most Pressing Human Rights Concerns in Our Prisons 15th July 2014

On 14th and 15th July 2014, Ireland was examined by the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the State’s human rights record, including in respect of its treatment of prisoners and use of imprisonment. Read more

Irish Penal Reform Trust Will Provide Expert Evidence to the UN Human Rights Committee on Ireland's Compliance with the ICCPR 14th July 2014

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) will appear before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Monday 14th July 2014 to provide expert evidence to the Committee on the State’s human rights record in respect of its treatment of prisoners and use of imprisonment. The IPRT will be urging the… Read more

IPRT needs to go to the UN: can you help get us there? 3rd July 2014

Can you help IPRT get to the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva? IPRT has successfully used international human rights monitoring mechanisms to bring about real reform in the Irish penal system – read more about our achievements here. But our work is not done yet. Read more

Did you know that Ireland hasn't met its commitment to ratify OPCAT? 26th June 2014

Today, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, IPRT is highlighting that the Government still hasn't met its commitment to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). Read more

Pre-trial detention project with Fair Trials International 19th June 2014

IPRT is delighted to be a partner on a European pre-trial detention project, ‘The Practice of Pre-Trial Detention: Monitoring Alternatives and Judicial Decision-Making’. Read more

MA in Criminology (Dublin Institute of Technology) 30th May 2014

Applications are now invited for the MA in Criminology at DIT, deadline 30th June 2014. Read more

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