Irish Penal Reform Trust

Roundup: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

15th July 2014

This week, Fourth Periodic Examination of Ireland by the UN Human Rights Committee of the ICCPR discussed Ireland’s human rights record in relation to prisoners.  IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone travelled to Geneva to provide expert evidence in relation to Ireland’s treatment of prisoners and use of imprisonment.  IPRT has criticised the State’s failure to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture or tackle issues of overcrowding and degrading conditions faced by Irish prisoners.

Here are some of the media highlights following IPRT’s engagement with the UNHRC;


Press Releases:

  • IPRT: Irish Penal Reform Trust Will Provide Expert Evidence to the UN Human Rights Committee on Ireland’s Compliance with the ICCPR (14th July 2014)
  • IPRT: Irish Penal Reform Trust Welcomes the Robust Engagement of the UN Human Rights Committee with the State on the Most Pressing Human Rights Concerns in Our Prisons. (15th July 2014) 

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



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