30th November 2020
*We are no longer accepting tenders as the deadline has passed.*
IPRT is now inviting tenders for the research and production of a report examining the rights and experiences of migrants and ethnic minorities in the penal system in Ireland.
The disproportionate representation of migrants and ethnic minorities in criminal justice systems across the globe is well documented. In Ireland, there has been some research on the rights and experience of migrants and ethnic minorities at policing and sentencing stages, and the over-representation of minority ethnic groups in the prison system has been highlighted to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IHREC, 2020). However, broader issues of racial and ethnic equality in the penal system remain under-explored in an Irish context, particularly in terms of accessing rights and accessing justice.
IPRT has been awarded funding from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) to pursue a research and awareness-raising campaign focused on the rights and experiences of migrants and ethnic minorities in the penal system in Ireland. The project aims to cast a spotlight on any differential outcomes in key parts of the penal system, including sentencing, probation and prisons; examine potential discrimination within custodial and non-custodial sanctions; and identify any discriminatory practices experienced by migrants, foreign nationals and ethnic minorities in the penal system. The overall objective is to empower rights-holders in the penal system to access their rights and justice, and encourage a culture of respect for racial and cultural equality and human rights among relevant public bodies.
We expect that the final report will include:
Tender Process and Timeline:
Tendering individuals or organisations must submit a tender document of no more than four pages as soon as possible or by 21st December 2020 at the latest. Each tender should include:
Tenders should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on 21st December 2020 at the latest.
Queries should be directed to Michelle Martyn, IPRT Policy & Research Manager at email@example.com
For more information, download the invitation to tender here.
Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.