15th July 2022
Following the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Ireland, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has written to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in order to highlight areas requiring “particular attention” over the next 4 and a half years, before Ireland’s fourth UPR cycle.
The ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) is on the list of issues raised by the High Commissioner. This is one of the key issues IPRT raised with recommending States in both our submission to the process and our pre-session presentation.
Read the letter on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights website here.