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Round Up: IPRT Seminar 'Working with Conviction'

27th September 2017

IPRT held a seminar entitled 'Working with Conviction' on Tuesday 26th September 2017 in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 2.

Round Up: Unseen Unheard Report Event Launch

7th September 2017

Yesterday, Dr. Fiona Donson and Dr. Aisling Parkes, in collaboration with IPRT and the Children’s Rights Alliance launched a document ‘Principles of Action for Children with a Parent in Prison.’ The event Unseen Unheard was organised by the School of Law, University College Cork and hosted by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC).

The Irish Times: Children’s Ombudsman calls for alternative to youth detention

14th August 2017

An article by Fiona Gartland in The Irish Times on the second day of the ‘Parnell Summer School 2017’ - the theme of which was Crime, Punishment and Justice.

Roundup: UN Committee against Torture’s Concluding Observations on Ireland

14th August 2017

Read media coverage of the UN Committee against Torture's Concluding Observations, published on Friday 11th August 2017.

Round-up: Second Periodic Review of Ireland under the UNCAT

28th July 2017

Read media coverage of Ireland's Second Periodic Review under the United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which takes place on 27th and 28th July 2017 in Geneva.

Newstalk, Séan Moncrieff Show: Mental Health Issues in Irish Prisons

25th July 2017

Ahead of Ireland's Ireland’s second examination under the UN Convention against Torture, IPRT Acting Executive Director Fíona Ní Chinneide spoke to Séan Moncrieff on the topic of mental health issues in Irish prisons.

The Irish Examiner: UN body told of failings in the oversight of Irish prisons

21st July 2017

An article by Cormac O’Keeffe in The Irish Examiner on how the United Nations Committee against Torture (UNCAT) has been told of failings in oversight, in the investigation of complaints, of ill treatment and of concerns about prison healthcare in Irish prisons.

The Irish Times: '421 people committed to prison in 2016 on immigration-related issues'

20th July 2017

Article by Kitty Holland on holding immigration detainees alongside sentenced prisoners.

Irish Legal News: Penal reform group welcomes recommendations on drug decriminalisation and spent convictions

18th July 2017

IPRT has welcomed the National Drugs Strategy’s recommendation that the Government consider decriminalisation of minor drug possession and review spent convictions legislation.

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