OPCAT News

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...

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Video: Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT

'Detention, Human Rights and the OPCAT' was co-hosted by the Irish Penal Reform Trust and the Irish Criminal Bar Association on Monday 12 November 2018. Details on the event are available through the link above. Event highlights are available on...

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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 various contributing stakeholder groups. The Committee focused on measures that could be...

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