29th April 2020
On 29th April 2020, IPRT co-hosted an international online seminar on ‘Human Rights & Detention in the time of COVID-19: UK and Ireland’. We were delighted to join forces with the Zahid Mubarek Trust in the UK to deliver the event. The event focused primarily on prisons and immigration detention.
We welcomed Dr Jens Modvig, Chair of the UN Committee against Torture, as the keynote speaker. The event was expertly Chaired by Professor Nick Hardwick (Royal Holloway, University of London), with input from three specialist respondents:
The event explored topics such as:
This online seminar was an opportunity for attendees - and us as hosts - to exchange learnings with counterparts overseas. We believe that this cross-jurisdictional information sharing will be key to implementing best practices and progressing reform, even in the face of new challenges.
This was an invite-only event, for those with a role in detention monitoring. We were delighted to welcome so many expert speakers, as well as attendees from all relevant monitoring bodies in Ireland.