Irish Penal Reform Trust


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Ebulletin #70

2nd August 2012

Highlights in this edition include: Know Your Rights: Your Rights as a Prisoner booklet; report from our AGM in July; IPRT Annual Lecture with Hon. Mr. Justice Colman Treacy; new online resources; and more.

Ebulletin #69

25th May 2012

Highlights of this edition include: Prison Law Seminar: ‘Lessons from Scotland’; Upcoming IPRT Events; Impact in Ireland of the UNCAT; Prisons and Penal Reform: Recent Developments in Ireland; and more.

Ebulletin #68

14th March 2012

Highlights of this edition include: Prisoner Rights and Prisoner Complaints Mechanisms; Prison Law Seminar; The Old Triangle; Crime & Social Exclusion; and more.

Ebulletin #67

21st December 2011

Highlights of this edition include: looking back at 2011 and forward to 2012; IPRT Recruitment; 8th Prison Law Seminar; and more...

Ebulletin #66

11th November 2011

Highlights of this edition include the Prison Law Seminar, Oireachtas All-Party Penal Reform Group, IPRT Annual Lecture, Recruitment Opportunities and more!

Ebulletin #65

25th August 2011

Highlights from this edition: IPRT Annual Lecture with Minister Alan Shatter, Thornton Hall Review Group, Prison Law Seminar, Culture Night 2011 and more! Read More...

Ebulletin #64

29th June 2011

Highlights from this edition: IPRT AGM and Prison Law Seminar; Spent Convictions Update; Ireland’s First Periodic Review under UNCAT; Update on Prison Numbers; Inspector of Prisons reports; and more!

Ebulletin #63

21st April 2011

Highlights from this edition: Programme for Government; Criminal Justice (Community Service)(Amendment) No.2 Bill; 'Beyond the Record – Spent Convictions & Discrimination'; IPRT submission to the UN Committee Against Torture; and more!

Ebulletin #62

17th February 2011

Highlights from this edition: Election 2011; CPT Report on Irish prisons; 'Young People in St. Patrick’s Institution' (Ombudsman for Children); IPRT Briefing Paper on Sanitation and Slopping Out in the Irish Prison System; Universal Periodic Review; and more!

Ebulletin #61

1st December 2010

Highlights from this edition: IPRT Conference 2010; Oireachtas Seminar; IPRT in the news; and more.

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



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