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Human Rights Reports

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).

Joint ICCPR submission to the UN Human Rights Committee: 1-year update

31st August 2009

In August 2009, IPRT, FLAC and ICCL made a joint submission to the UN Human Rights Committee as a 1-year update on the Concluding Observations of the Committee following their visit in 2008.

Human Rights Commission Publishes Enquiry Report on Immigration Detention

23rd January 2009

The Irish Human Rights Commission has published a report on its Enquiry into the Treatment of a Visitor Refused to land in the State. The Enquiry, which explores immigration procedures and practices at Dublin airport was instigated in relation to a complaint received by IPRT and which we referred to the Human Rights Commission.

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