26th January 2021
The fourth edition of Progress in the Penal System necessarily took a different approach than in previous years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
15th January 2020
This report examines the rights and experiences of people with disabilities in Irish prisons. Through an international literature review, legislative analysis, stakeholder interviews, and interviews with prisoners and prison staff, it aims to shed light on a previously under-explored area.
28th November 2019
The third in a series of annual reports providing a comprehensive report on human rights and best practice in Ireland’s penal system.
26th February 2019
This report contains 12 recommendations on the need for reform in the area of children with care experience who come into contact with the criminal justice system.
12th November 2018
This document outlines the minimum legislative requirements for any legislation intended to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture.
26th October 2018
The second a series of three annual reports providing a comprehensive report on human rights and best practice in Ireland’s penal system.
2nd February 2018
This report contains 25 key recommendations centring on the use of solitary confinement and restricted regimes in Ireland.
24th October 2017
The 'PIPS' report is the first in a series of three annual reports providing a comprehensive report on human rights and best practice in Ireland’s penal system.
11th October 2017
This discussion paper is based on the qualitative findings of employment-based PhD research completed by Dr Kate O'Hara.
6th September 2017
This ‘Principles of Action for Children with a Parent in Prison’ document is based on a project initiative undertaken by Dr. Fiona Donson, Dr. Aisling Parkes, School of Law, University College Cork, the Children’s Rights Alliance and IPRT.