30th March 2012
Prisoners do not lose their basic human rights when they are committed to prison, and the State has an obligation to ensure that these rights are protected through the provision of effective and fully independent complaints and investigations mechanisms, such as a Prisoner Ombudsman.
27th March 2012
IPRT EVENT REMINDER: 'Strengthening Accountability Behind Bars' seminar on Prisoner Rights and Prisoner Complaints takes place Fri 30th March, 2012. A new publication, the Know Your Rights – Your Rights as a Prisoner pack, produced jointly with the ICCL, will be launched at the event.
15th March 2012
Ireland’s civil society UPR campaign, Your Rights Right Now, hosts live coverage of Ireland’s next appearance before the United Nations Human Rights Council, on Thursday, March 15, in Liberty Hall.
13th March 2012
A follow up report by the Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, recognises the progress made to date, in the clean up of Limerick Prison.
12th March 2012
A report published last week by the Criminal Justice Alliance makes the case that the Government needs to take urgent steps to limit the unnecessary use of prison, ensuring it is reserved for serious, persistent and violent offenders for whom no alternative sanction is appropriate.