Justice Plan 2021

Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee TD, has published the Department of Justice Strategy Statement 2021 – 2013, which sets out five high-level strategic goals for the Department. Minister also published a Justice Plan for 2021.The Justice Plan is the first of a series...

Draft Programme for Government pledges to ratify and implement UN OPCAT

The draft Programme for Government agreed between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party on the 15th of June contains a promising proposal to ratify the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture. Within the ‘Building Stronger and Safer Communities’...

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...