3rd February 2023
Minister for Justice, Simon Harris T.D. today (Friday 3 February 2023) opened the application process for suitably qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as Ireland’s representative on the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).
The CPT carries out its task by periodic and ad hoc visits to places of detention, in order to assess how persons deprived of their liberty are treated. These places include prisons, juvenile detention centres, police stations, holding centres for immigration detainees, psychiatric hospitals etc.
Further details on eligibility criteria and how to apply are available on the Department’s website :
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 24th February 2023 at 3pm.
See full Department of Justice press release here.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.