30th November 2007
IPRT and ICCL today called on the Government to heed today's preliminary observations by the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights at the end of his week long monitoring visit to Ireland, in which he focussed on the issue of youth justice.
29th November 2007
IPRT today welcomed the most recent Annual Report of the Irish Prison Chaplains. Speaking today, Liam Herrick recently appointed Director of IPRT stated "This latest report by the prison chaplains is a thoughtful and thought-provoking analysis of the current state of our prisons by highly-skilled professionals working at the coal-face of our prison system." "The report reinforces concerns that have been consistently expressed by the Irish Penal Reform Trust and international human rights monitoring bodies and again demonstrates how the State is failing to fulfil its legal obligations to provide and manage a safe and humane prison estate."
10th October 2007
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and the IPRT welcomed the Government's decision to publish the latest report by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture
30th November 2006
New legislation approved yesterday brings Ireland into compliance with obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights
4th September 2006
Mountjoy deaths demonstrate need for prison inspection regimes to meet international standards, say IPRT and ICCL
22nd June 2006
IPRT calls on the Irish Goverment to quickly ratify new United Nations human rights mechanism