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IPRT Welcomes Report on Children on Remand 26th November 2008

IPRT warmly welcomes the publication today by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs of a major report into the situation of young people on remand. Read more

IPRT welcomes First Interim Report from Inspector of Prisons 28th October 2008

The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) today warmly welcomed the publication of the first Interim Report of Inspector of Prisons Judge Michael Reilly. The Inspector's decision to publish this interim report in advance of his annual report demonstrates both the urgency of the issues he has identified within the prison… Read more

UN Human Rights Committee accepts IPRT's Concerns 25th July 2008

UN Committee upholds IPRT concerns and makes Extensive Recommendations on Prison Policy and Conditions Read more

Leading NGOs contribute to UN examination of Ireland's human rights record 14th July 2008

Today the UN Human Rights Committee will Ireland's human rights record. IPRT will attend the examination to assist the committee of international experts. Read more

Top Australian Judge launches NGO human rights report 14th July 2008

Justice Michael Kirby of the Australian High Court today launches a new Shadow Report on Ireland's compliance with UN human rights standards, published by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres), and the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT). Read more

UN Human Rights Committee prepares to Examine Ireland's Record 14th May 2008

Ireland Faces Summer Grilling from UN, say human rights groups. The Government faces a "summer grilling" from the United Nations Human Rights Committee according to official papers released by the UN today (14 May 2008). Three leading human rights groups (ICCL, FLAC and IPRT) have welcomed the publication of the… Read more

ICCL and IPRT Welcome Council of Europe Report 30th April 2008

Two leading human rights groups, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) and the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) have said that the Government is "short-changing" the Council of Europe, by refusing to implement key recommendations in a new report by its Commissioner for Human Rights. Read more

IPRT and Refugee Council concerned at immigration detention plans 26th March 2008

Irish Refugee Council and the Irish Penal Reform Trust disturbed at plan for detention centre in new jail Read more

IPRT Welcomes Announcement of Child Detention Plans 6th March 2008

The Irish Penal Reform Trust today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Children of the Government's decision to build a national child detention facility that will house all child offenders. IPRT strongly hopes that today's announcement will make redundant the contingency plans of the Minister for Justice, Equality and… Read more

IPRT Announces Appointment of New Director 5th December 2007

IPRT is happy to announce the appointment of Liam Herrick as its new Executive Director. Read more