Ireland - OPCAT Situation

Opcat status

OPCAT Signature October 2, 2007
UNCAT Ratification April 11, 2002

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.

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