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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.

ICCPR Shadow Report

14th July 2008

The Shadow Report to the Third Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) is the product of a year’s research and consultation with the Irish NGO community by FLAC, ICCL and IPRT, endorsed by 15 other Irish NGOs.

Report by Commissioner for Human Rights, November 2007.

30th April 2008

Report by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights on his visit to Ireland, November 2007.

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.

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