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Ireland - OPCAT Situation

Updated 19.10.2015

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

A draft NPM legislation is currently being prepared by the Department of Justice and Equality.

Opcat status
OPCAT Signature October 2, 2007
UNCAT Ratification April 11, 2002
Population 4 892 305
Area (sq km) 70 273
Number of prisons 14
Prison population 3 680
Quick links

CCPR: Concluding Observations (August 2014)

UPR: Report of the Working Group (December 2011)

CAT: Concluding Observations (June 2011)

CPT: Visit report (September 2014)

Commissioner for Human Rights (Council of Europe): Report (2011)