Roundtable Discussion and Report Launch on the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT)

Ireland signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture on 2nd October 2007 but has yet to ratify this instrument. Ten years on, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission hosted a roundtable event, which included the launch of commissioned research on OPCAT and Ireland carried out by the University of Bristol.

The event included input from the author of the report, Professor Rachel Murray, Director of the Human Rights Implementation Centre in Bristol Law School, Professor Malcolm Evans, Chairperson of the UN Sub-Committee for the Prevention of Torture, as well as input from other jurisdictions.

Read the commissioned research

Read Ireland and the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture

Read the Commission’s press release on the research and launch event.

 

 

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