30th April 2020
In this submission, IPRT sets out a number of proposed measures to be taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to minimise its impact on the whole prison community.
27th January 2020
In this submission, IPRT outlines the progress made by Ireland on the 2017 Concluding Observations and further highlights a number of matters that might merit scrutiny during the next reporting cycle of the UN Committee against Torture.
6th August 2019
This short submission primarily focuses on mental health issues affecting Travellers in the prison system
10th July 2019
IPRT appeared before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday 10 July 2019 to give evidence as part of the Committee’s review of spent convictions legislation.
17th June 2019
IPRT makes recommendations on how the Parole Bill 2016 could be strengthened to achieve its goals of clarity, transparency and fairness.
31st May 2019
In December 2016, IPRT and four other NGOs concerned with the protection of the rights of children made a submission to the Operational Review of Oberstown outlining key operational issues from a children’s rights’ perspective.
19th March 2019
In our submission, IPRT provides a brief commentary on actions currently included in the draft plan, and proposes new actions for inclusion under each of the five pillars (Staff Support; Care and Rehabilitation; Custody and Security; Capital Investment Strategy; and Governance).
5th December 2018
IPRT appeared before the Committee to outline a number of concerns in relation to the proposed Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017.
29th November 2018
IPRT Submission to the Department of Justice and Equality Value for Money and Policy Review of Prisoner Escort Services in the Criminal Justice Sector, submitted March 2017.
23rd November 2018
The IPRT Submission to the UN Committee against Torture on Ireland’s one year follow-up to its second periodic report under UNCAT focuses on developments in respect of the ratification of OPCAT.