IPRT hosted a major conference on accountability in the Irish prison system on Friday 27th November 2015 in the Spencer Hotel, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1.
Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald TD opened the conference.
Monitoring and inspection of places of detention, as well as independent external mechanisms for the review of prisoners’ complaints and robust systems of investigation of deaths in prison custody, are central to the protection of human rights of prisoners and form part of Ireland’s obligations under international human rights law.
This timely examination of the current situation in Ireland, and the potential options for improving and strengthening accountability structures behind bars, was intended to contribute to ensuring that Ireland both meets and exceeds our obligations to protect human rights behind prison walls.
Speakers from Ireland:
A panel discussion, chaired by Dr. Cormac Behan (University of Sheffield), included:
Venue: Spencer Hotel, Spencer Dock, Dublin 1
Date: Friday 27th November, 2015
Time: 09.30 - 15.30
On Friday 27th November 2015, IPRT hosted a conference entitled 'Securing Accountability - Building effective prison monitoring, inspection, and complaints systems'.
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT), Ireland’s leading penal reform organisation, held a major conference on the need for rigorous and effective external oversight of the Irish prison system on Fri 27 Nov 2015.
Securing Accountability: Building effective prison monitoring, inspection, and complaints systems