IHREC features OPCAT in submission to UN Committee Against Torture

In its submission to the Committee Against Torture on the list of issues for the Third Examination of Ireland, IHREC has named the failure to ratify OPCAT as one of its key concerns. One of the focuses of the submission is on safeguards in and independent oversight of...

Dublin Inquirer: Why We Need Independent Inspection of Garda Cells

The Dublin Inquirer has published an opinion piece by ICCL executive director Liam Herrick on the need for independent inspection of Garda holding cells. While some safeguards are in place, such as the existence of various oversight bodies like the Garda Inspectorate,...

Concern growing over Brazil’s National Preventive Mechanism

Based on a presidential decree issued in June, Brazil’s multi-body national preventive mechanism will no longer be remunerated for work relating to the mechanism. This will detrimentally affect their capacity to conduct visits to places of detention, as well as their...