Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT Submissions

IPRT Submission to Department of Justice Strategy Statement

20th November 2020

IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the open consultation on the Department of Justice Strategy Statement.

IPRT Submission to the Public Consultation on Spent Convictions

9th November 2020

IPRT's submission argues that the current spent convictions regime is too narrow and lacks proportionality. Core to the spirit of rehabilitation is the principle that any person who has demonstrated their commitment to move on from offending through the completion of a conviction-free period should be able to benefit.

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.

IPRT Submission to Oireachtas Special Committee on COVID-19 Response

9th September 2020

IPRT was invited by the Oireachtas Special Committee on COVID-19 Response to make a submission on how the State's legislative framework contributed to the response to COVID-19 and how the legislative framework might be improved upon.

IPRT Submission to the Department of Justice on the Draft Youth Justice Strategy 2020-2026

30th June 2020

Adopting an evidence-informed approach, IPRT outlines four key areas of youth justice that should be reinforced or inserted into the Draft Youth Justice Strategy.

Irish prisons and COVID-19: Proposed Measures

30th April 2020

In this submission, IPRT sets out a number of proposed measures to be taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to minimise its impact on the whole prison community.

IPRT Submission to the UN Committee against Torture: Information for List of Issues

27th January 2020

In this submission, IPRT outlines the progress made by Ireland on the 2017 Concluding Observations and further highlights a number of matters that might merit scrutiny during the next reporting cycle of the UN Committee against Torture.

IPRT Submission to the Joint Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community

6th August 2019

This short submission primarily focuses on mental health issues affecting Travellers in the prison system

IPRT Presentation to the Joint Committee on Spent Convictions

10th July 2019

IPRT appeared before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday 10 July 2019 to give evidence as part of the Committee’s review of spent convictions legislation.

Parole Reform and the Parole Bill 2016

17th June 2019

IPRT makes recommendations on how the Parole Bill 2016 could be strengthened to achieve its goals of clarity, transparency and fairness.

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