Irish Penal Reform Trust

IPRT Submissions

IPRT Submission to the Draft State Report to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

10th November 2021

This submission invites the Department to closely consider the key findings and recommendations of IPRT’s 'Piecing It Together: Supporting Children and Families with a Family Member in Prison in Ireland' report before finalising the State Report.

IPRT Submission to the Irish Prison Service Public Consultation on the Review of Prison Rules

5th November 2021

IPRT welcomes the Irish Prison Service (IPS) decision to review and update the Prison Rules 2007, and particularly welcomes the public consultation held in respect of this review.

Action for Children and Families of Prisoners submission to the Review of Prison Rules

14th October 2021

The IPRT co-chaired Action for Children and Families of Prisoners network made a submission to the consultation on the review of the Prison Rules 2007, with a specific focus on sections that relate to the work of the network.

IPRT presentation to Universal Periodic Review (UPR) pre-session

7th October 2021

IPRT was one of the civil society organisations chosen to make a statement at the pre-session meeting of Ireland’s UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 7th October 2021.

IPRT Submission to the National Anti-Racism Committee

14th July 2021

IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the public consultation of the National Anti-Racism Committee on the development of a new National Action Plan Against Racism, making seven core recommendations for change.

IPRT Submission to Initial State Report under the UN CRPD 2021

6th April 2021

This submission outlines gaps in the State's Initial Report under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and makes recommendations for strengthening the State's Initial Report. This submission draws heavily on the findings of IPRT's 'Making Rights Real' report.

IPRT Submission to Ireland's third UN Universal Periodic Review

25th March 2021

The IPRT submission to the UN UPR focuses on the protection and promotion of human rights in Irish prisons and Oberstown Child Detention Campus. The submission also examines rights issues arising from Covid-19 and related restrictions.

IPRT Submission to the Probation Service Strategy 2021-2023

2nd March 2021

IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Probation Service on its upcoming Strategy.

IPRT Submission to Department of Justice Strategy Statement

20th November 2020

IPRT welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the open consultation on the Department of Justice Strategy Statement.

IPRT Submission to the Public Consultation on Spent Convictions

9th November 2020

IPRT's submission argues that the current spent convictions regime is too narrow and lacks proportionality. Core to the spirit of rehabilitation is the principle that any person who has demonstrated their commitment to move on from offending through the completion of a conviction-free period should be able to benefit.

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