On 27th and 28th July 2017, Ireland was examined by the UN Committee against Torture (UNCAT). In early July 2017, JFMR submitted a comprehensive report (compiled by Maeve O’Rourke) to UNCAT in advance of its examination of Ireland. The report can be downloaded here (appendix is available here).
update: 11th August 2017
27th July 2017
Click here to download a transcript of Felice Gaer’s questions to the Irish State regarding the Magdalene Laundries. (Please note, this transcript has been compiled by JFMR and is not an official document.)
Click here for an audio recording of Ms Gaer’s questions to the Irish State on the Magdalene Laundries and the Mother and Baby Homes.
28th July 2017
On 28th July, 2017 the Irish State responded to questions from UNCAT Vice Chair Felice Gaer, and Ms Gaer in turn asked follow up questions. YouTube clips are available below.
Individual videos of Felice Gaer’s questions:
Professor Katherine O’Donnell (UCD School of Philosophy and Justice for Magdalenes Research) on Morning Ireland, 28th July 2017. Click here to listen.
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