Human Rights in Irish Prisons

Claire Hamilton, Ursula Kilkelly

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    Ireland is bound by several international instruments in the area of prisoners’ rights and penal policy and the ongoing reform in the Irish prison system means that the time is opportune to consider the extent to which these legal obligations are currently met and to evaluate what needs to be done to ensure greater compliance. The aim of this article is thus to examine Ireland’s record in prisoners’ rights against international standards and to determine where reform needs to take place in order to ensure full respect for the rights of prisoners in Irish law, policy and practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)58
    Number of pages85
    JournalJudicial Studies Institute Journal
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • European Convention on Human Rights, prisons, Ireland


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