15th August 2022
IPRT welcomed the opportunity to provide this submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child to supplement Ireland’s fifth and sixth combined reports under Article 44 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
This is a thematic report pertaining to issues arising in child justice and children with a family member in prison in Ireland. In total, the submission makes 22 recommendations spread across these two areas.
Key issues explored in this submission (and their relevant paragraphs in the UNCRC) include:
Read the submission in full here.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.