Irish Penal Reform Trust

UN Committee against Torture: Concluding Observations (2011)

7th June 2011

The United Nations Committee against Torture has published its Concluding Observations following Ireland's first periodic review under UNCAT.

The Recommendations cover a number of areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Prison conditions
  • Detention of refugees and asylum seekers
  • Complaints and investigations mechanisms
  • Children in detention
  • Follow-up to the Ryan report
  • Magdalene Laundries

The Concluding Observations can be downloaded by clicking the icon above.

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The hearings, which took place in Geneva on 23/24 May, were webcast by IPRT/ICCL here:

The recordings of the sessions are available here:

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