UN torture committee publishes findings on Ireland

The UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) has published the findings from its recent examination of Ireland.

The concluding observations published online include strong recommendations for action on immigration, healthcare, detention, violence against women, reproductive rights and historic abuse.

Minister of state David Stanton led a delegation to Geneva last month for the examination of Ireland’s compliance with the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT), which it ratified in 2002.

The UN committee also received submissions from 20 Irish NGOs, including the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

  • ILN will carry in-depth analysis of the UN findings on Monday.