Irish Penal Reform Trust

EU Projects

IPRT has been involved in a number of EU Projects.

The Harm Reduction in Prisons project “Improving Prison Conditions by Strengthening Infectious Disease Monitoring” is an EU co-funded project, led by Harm Reduction International with partners in seven European countries, aimed at addressing an important gap in prison monitoring practices. The Irish Penal Reform Trust is the project partner in Ireland.
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Children’s Rights Behind Bars is a collaboration between 16 European and International organisations that work for children’s rights, led by Defence for Children International (DCI). The goal of the project is to increase the respect of human rights of children deprived of liberty and improve the implementation of international juvenile justice standards to protect the rights and needs of incarcerated children.

The project is financed by the European Commission within the framework of the Criminal Justice Programme. Read more.

The Prison Litigation Network is a European network of practitioners and researchers working to defend prisoners’ rights. IPRT is the project partner in Ireland. For more information on the Prison Litigation Network, visit: Read more.

The objective of the Pre-Trial Detention project is to provide a unique evidence base regarding what, in practice, is causing the use of pre-trial detention. It is hoped that these findings will inform the development of future initiatives aiming at reducing the use of pre-trial detention at domestic and EU-level.

The Pre-Trial Detention Project was co-funded by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Commission. Read more.

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



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