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ACTION ON TREATMENT OF MENTALLY ILL PRISONERS ONE OF THE “MOST PRESSING ISSUES WITHIN IRISH PRISONS” – IPRT

24th November 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY: IPRT response to the publication of the seventh report on Ireland from the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Degrading Treatment (CPT).

CPT Report 2020: Summary of Critical Issues

24th November 2020

Summary of critical issues detailed in the seventhreport on places of detention in Ireland from the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Degrading Treatment (CPT), which was published today.

IPRT Submission to LoIPR process on Ireland's Fifth Periodic Examination under the ICCPR

2nd October 2020

This submisison to the Human Rights Committee on Ireland's Fifth Periodic Examination under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is part of the suggested List of Issues (LoIPR) process, pinpointing key areas where the Committee might seek to question the State.

Joint Committee on Human Rights: Government’s response to COVID-19

21st September 2020

Joint Committee on Human Rights today published the report of their enquiry into the human rights implications of the UK Government’s response to COVID-19.

UN Committee against Torture publishes Concluding Observations on Ireland

11th August 2017

IPRT welcomes the Concluding Observations released by the UN Committee against Torture on Ireland's second periodic review under the UN Convention against Torture.

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.

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.

Joint Shadow Report to the First Periodic Review of Ireland under the UNCAT

27th May 2011

On 23 and 24 May 2011, Ireland was reviewed for the first time by the UN Committee against Torture (UNCAT). In advance of the hearing, IPRT and ICCL submitted a 'Joint Shadow Report', endorsed by 31 organisations.

Committee for the Prevention of Torture: 2011 Report

10th February 2011

The Committee for the Prevention of Torture has published its latest report on conditions in Irish prisons.

Ireland: First National Report under the UN CAT

11th November 2009

The Government has just submitted its long-awaited First National Report under the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN CAT).

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