Ireland: submission to the United Nations committee against torture, 61st session, 24 july to 11 august 2017

Amnesty International submits this briefing to the United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture (the Committee) ahead of its examination, in July 2017, of Ireland’s second periodic report on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention or the Convention against Torture). This written submission highlights Amnesty International’s concerns regarding torture in Irish law, deportations and counterterrorism, ‘renditions’, Ireland’s abortion laws, female genital mutilation, and accountability for alleged past abuses. As such, it is not an exhaustive account of Amnesty International’s concerns regarding the implementation of the Convention by Ireland.

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