Reports

February 2003
In this report, Amnesty International will outline some criticisms of the treatment in Ireland of people with mental illness, and measure them against international human rights standards. Ultimate responsibility for compliance with international law lies with the government, not with individual government departments, health boards, civil servants or service providers.

Ireland

February 2003
In this report, Amnesty International will outline some criticisms of the treatment in Ireland of people with mental illness, and measure them against international human rights standards. Ultimate responsibility for compliance with international law lies with the government, not with individual government departments, health boards, civil servants or service providers.

Mental Health

Since 1984, 155 states have ratified the UN Convention Against Torture, 142 of which are researched by Amnesty International. In 2014, Amnesty International observed at least 79 of these still torturing – more than half the states party to the Convention that the organisation reports on. A further 40 UN Member States haven’t adopted the Convention, although the global legal ban on torture binds them too.

Stop Torture

As part of the STOP Torture campaign Amnesty International commissioned a Globescan survey to gauge worldwide attitudes to torture. Alarmingly, the survey found nearly half (44%) of respondents – from 21 countries across every continent - fear they would be at risk of torture if taken into custody in their country download the full results here 

Stop Torture

May 2013

Amnesty International Ireland and Mental Health Reform commissioned this independent report in order to provide an economic assessment of the progress on implementation of A Vision for Change, which set out a programme of radical reform of the provision of mental health services in Ireland.

Ireland

May 2013

Amnesty International Ireland and Mental Health Reform commissioned this independent report in order to provide an economic assessment of the progress on implementation of A Vision for Change, which set out a programme of radical reform of the provision of mental health services in Ireland.

Mental Health

Amnesty International Ireland co-hosted a conference with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway, exploring how the new capacity legislation should include supported decision-making in theory and practice.

Ireland