A record of Ireland’s second periodic review under the United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which took place at Palais Wilson, Geneva on Thurs 27 July 2017 (first meeting) and Fri 28 July (second meeting) has been published.

27 July 2017 summary record is available here.

For OPCAT-related commentary, see:

  • Minister David Stanton discusses the NPM consultation process at para 7
  • Country Rapporteurs’ questions on OPCAT at para 34, 58 and 63.

28 July 2017 summary record, including detailed responses from the Irish State delegation, is available here.

The Concluding Observations of the UN Committee against Torture, following its second periodic review of Ireland’s performance under the UNCAT, are due to be published on Friday 11th August 2017.