Irish Government should “Come Clean” on Initial Findings of Torture Committee
The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) have this morning called on the Irish government to publish the initial findings of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) which visited Ireland, for the fifth time, from January 25th-February 5th. Preliminary observations were presented by the CPT to the Irish authorities following their review of conditions of detention in prisons, safeguards in place in Garda stations, conditions in psychiatric institutions and an establishment for the intellectually disabled.
Director of the ICCL, Mark Kelly, called on the government to release the findings and to
come clean about the parlous state of our custody centres…
Executive Director of the IPRT, Liam Herrick, believes that the CPT’s preliminary findings will have documented the inadequate progress made by the Irish government in relation to tackling overcrowding in our prisons, the practice of “slopping out” and other related matters.