14th March 2023
IPRT welcomes the publication of the Joint Committee on Justice’s Report on the topic of ‘Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Inspection of Places of Detention Bill 2022 published on 8 March 2023.
In particular, we welcome the following recommendations for this important legislation:
This Bill, and the ratification of OPCAT, represents an historic opportunity to strengthen the culture of human rights within Irish detention facilities and put in place safeguards to ensure that some of the most vulnerable individuals in our society are protected.
Read more detail on IPRT's position in our article 'A Review of the General Scheme of the Inspection of Places of Detention Bill' on PILA Ireland's website here.
IPRT’s submission to the Joint Committee on Justice on the General Scheme of the Inspection of Places of Detention Bill is available here.
A recording of the Justice Committee meeting on this Bill is available here and here.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.