Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT: Discussion Paper on ratification of the OPCAT and the establishment of an NPM

30th January 2017

IPRT submitted a paper to the Department of Justice and Equality, to inform discussions around ways to progress the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT), and the establishment of a National Preventative Mechanism (NPM) in Ireland.

Read the discussion paper here.

To read about our campaign to ratify OPCAT, see our website

For more about the OPCAT, read here.

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