On 30th April 2020 the Zahid Mubarek Trust and the Irish Penal Reform Trust co-organised this online international seminar. It included a presentation from Dr Jens Modvig, Chair of the UN Committee against Torture, followed by responses from UN officials: Professor Sir Malcolm Evans, Dr Elina Steinerte and Mark Kelly. The webinar gathered over 65 participants, including monitoring bodies, civil society advocacy groups and academics, who shared their expertise during the Q&A session. The event formed part of the ZMT’s strategic work on external scrutiny in prisons which will continue throughout the year in partnership with international and national organisations.

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