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...

Iceland Ratifies the OPCAT

The ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture by Iceland brings the number of states who have ratified the treaty to 89. Following amendments to the law on the Parliamentary Ombudsman in Iceland in December 2018, aimed at bringing it into...