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IPRT Submissions

IPRT Submissions to the Law Reform Commission

9th February 2018

IPRT made two submissions to the Law Reform Commission for their Fifth Programme of Law Reform.

Submission to the Joint Committee on Education and Skills on 'Education Inequality and Disadvantage'

1st February 2018

IPRT made a submission to the Joint Committee on Education and Skills, before appearing before the Committee on 6 February 2018.

IPRT Submission to the UNCAT in advance of the Second Periodic Review of Ireland

24th July 2017

IPRT made a Submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture in advance of the Second Periodic Review of Ireland under the United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in June 2017.

IPRT Position on Closure of the Training Unit

27th April 2017

IPRT welcomes recent initiatives by the Irish Prison Service to better support rehabilitation of prisoners, but expresses its serious concerns at the imminent closure of the Training Unit semi-open facility on 1st May 2017.

IPRT Submission in Advance of the Examination of Ireland’s combined sixth and seventh periodic reports under CEDAW

13th February 2017

IPRT made a submission in advance of the examination of Ireland’s combined sixth and seventh periodic reports under CEDAW in January 2017.

IPRT presentation to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality

8th February 2017

IPRT focussed on the issues of Prisons, Penal Policy and Sentencing when it presented to the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday 8th February 2017.

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 & Equality to inform discussions around ways to progress the ratification of OPCAT and the establishment of an NPM.

IPRT Submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution

16th December 2016

IPRT has made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.

IPRT Submission on Life-Sentenced Prisoners

18th November 2016

IPRT made a Preliminary Submission to the IPS Working Group on Life-Sentenced Prisoners, informed by feedback received from life-sentenced prisoners at seminars held by IPRT in Midlands, Portlaoise, Mountjoy Prisons and the Training Unit over 2015 and 2016.

NGO Submission to the Cross Grade Working Group of the Consultation of The Statement of Strategy for The Department of Justice and Equality

13th September 2016

IPRT made a submission as NGO Stakeholder to the Department of Justice and Equality in relation to the Statement of Strategy 2016-2019.

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

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