State’s response to OPCAT questioning

During Ireland’s second periodic hearing under the UN Convention against Torture, John Garry, Principal Officer, Criminal Law Reform Division, Department of Justice and Equality, stated that Ireland remains committed to ratifying the Optional Protocol to the...

Irish Examiner: Gaps in independent probes of detention units

There is no independent inspection in Ireland of a range of detention facilities, including Garda stations, prisoner transport and immigration units, according to an expert report. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission called on the Government to implement a...

UNCAT release Concluding Observations on Ireland

The UN Committee against Torture has published its Concluding Observations on Ireland’s second periodic hearing under the UN Convention against Torture, which is available to read here. The Committee has produced a thorough list of recommendations, in which...