IPRT campaigns for the respect of human rights in the penal system, and for imprisonment to be used only as a last resort. We campaign across a range of priority areas and issues, here are just some that are currently under the spotlight. For an overview of former campaigns, click here.
In advance of the 2020 general election, IPRT will once again put forward our 5 key recommendations for the next programme for government.
The early prison release system in Ireland should be coherent, transparent and fair. We have long campaigned for the establishment of a statutory parole system, which is fully independent of political control.
IPRT is campaigning to create awareness of the current provisions of the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 and to push for more robust and extensive legislation.