Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT Submissions

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.

IPRT Submission on Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012

20th January 2016

IPRT has updated its submission, including suggested amendments, on the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012.

IPRT Submission on Heads of Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2015

22nd September 2015

IPRT made a submission to the Oireachtas Justice Committee in August 2015, published here.

IPRT Submission to Ireland's second UN Universal Periodic Review

21st September 2015

The IPRT submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review highlights issues relating to the Irish State’s promotion and protection of human rights in prisons and places of detention.

IPRT Submission on General Scheme of the Bail Bill 2015

1st September 2015

IPRT made a submission to the Oireachtas Justice Committee in August 2015, published here.

IPRT Submission on Ireland’s approach to possession of limited quantities of certain drugs

7th August 2015

IPRT Submission to the Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality on Ireland’s approach to the possession of limited quantities of certain drugs in August 2015.

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