Ireland - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT signature date
OPCAT ratification comment

Under Consideration

UNCAT ratification Date

Ireland signed the OPCAT in 2007. It made clear that ratification will only take place once the National Preventive Mechanism has been established.

The NPM has not been designated yet in Ireland. Draft NPM legislation is currently being prepared by the Department of Justice and Equality.

Ireland accepted all the recommendations receievd during its UPR in May 2016 that concerned ratification and implementation of the OPCAT.