30th May 2022
IPRT welcomed the opportunity to provide this alternative report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee to supplement Ireland’s (‘the State’) Reply to the List of Issues provided by the Committee following the fifth periodic review under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
The IPRT report highlights key concerns relating to persons deprived of their liberty and prison conditions in the State. This report should be read alongside the State Report as well as the State Reply to the List of Issues. The IPRT report does not solely focus on omissions or deficiencies with the State’s reports but also on issues that are of key priority to the work of IPRT.
Key issues discussed in the IPRT report include:
You can read the full alternative report by IPRT here.
Read other reports and submissions to Ireland’s Fifth Review under ICCPR on the UN website here.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.