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Prison Law Seminar: Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT

The Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association will co-host a seminar on Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT on Monday 12th November 2018 at 4.30pm in the...

The Irish Times: Ireland has not ratified a protocol to prevent torture in places of detention

The Irish Times today (08.08.2018) published an OpEd by IPRT Executive Director Deirdre Malone, discussing Ireland's failure to ratify OPCAT. "At the end of the week, the...

Ratification of torture prevention treaty will bolster Ireland’s position on international stage – IPRT

IPRT PRESS RELEASE 5th July 2018 Ratification of torture prevention treaty will bolster Ireland’s position on international stage – IPRT The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has...

Report on Penal Reform and Sentencing

The Joint Committee on Justice and Equality have published their 2018 Report on Penal Reform and Sentencing. The report is based on a series of public meetings held in 2017 with...

Irish Examiner: Migrants’ detention in breach of human rights

Around 28,000 people were refused entry between 2008 and 2016, according to Nasc’s (Irish Immigrant Support Centre) Immigration Detention and Border Control in Ireland report...

Australia ratifies OPCAT

Today Australia has taken the final step necessary to ratify and implement a major international treaty that combats torture and other forms of mistreatment. OPCAT will require...