Video: Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT

‘Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT‘ was co-hosted by the Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association on Monday 12 November 2018. Details on the event are available through the link above. Event highlights are available on...

Submissions to UNCAT on Ireland’s one year follow-up report

In its Concluding Observations in August 2017, the UN Committee against Torture called for follow-up from the State on three issues: ratification of the OPCAT; strengthening the independence of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission; and the investigation of...

Border Criminologies: HMIP Detention Monitoring Methodology

As part of an ESRC IAA funded project, the ‘Border Criminologies’ research group in the University of Oxford has published a briefing paper outlining the methodology used by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP), which inspects places of confinement in the UK, including...

Prison Law Seminar: Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association co-hosted a seminar on Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT on Monday 12th November 2018 at 4.30pm in the Ormond Meeting Rooms, Ormond Quay, Dublin 7. Ireland signed the Optional Protocol to the UN...