The Law School warmly congratulates Dr Mary Rogan who was appointed President of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation/Fondation internationale pénale et pénitentiaire on January 1 2021.
The history of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation dates back to 1872, when the International Prison Commission (IPC) was set up to collect national prison statistics and make recommendations for prison reform in Europe. Later, the IPC became affiliated with the League of Nations and became the International Penal and Penitentiary Commission (IPPC) in 1935. When the new United Nations was created in 1945, it incorporated crime prevention and standards of criminal justice into its policy-setting role. The IPPC was dissolved to be replaced by the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation, created on the 5th of July 1951. The Foundation has as its aim to promote studies in the field of the prevention of crime and the treatment of offenders, especially by scientific research, publications and teaching.
The IPPF/FIPP has members, fellows and friends from all around the globe. Mary the first person from Ireland to be the President of the IPPF, and the first woman President of the Foundation.
More informaiton on the work of the foundation can be viewed here.