8th October 2007
Submission of IPRT to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in preparation for the Commissioner’s November 2007 Visit to Ireland.
The aim of this submission was to inform the visit of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in advance of his official visit to Ireland in November 2007. To this end, it highlighte the principal concerns of the IPRT regarding the rights of Ireland’s prisoners under national and international law, including the European Convention on Human Rights. It was based on the most recent reports of the Prison Visiting Committees (2006) and the Inspector of Prisons (2004-2005, 2006).
The concerns are grouped into the use of imprisonment, prison conditions and monitoring and complaints mechanisms.
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Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.