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Malawi By The Sea

Irish Rule of Law International Fundraising Dinner

Friday 20th June 2014

Irish Rule of Law International will be hosting the annual ‘Malawi By the Sea’ dinner in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, on Friday 20th June at 7pm to raise funds for its Access to Justice project in Malawi.

The work of this project is undertaken by volunteer Irish lawyers who aim to address the issue of overcrowding and illegal detention in Malawi’s prisons by providing direct legal assistance as well as building capacity in the criminal justice sector.

See poster here.

Tickets are only €65 and are available from edwyer@irishruleoflaw.ie

If you cannot make the event, online donations can also be made at mycharity.ie .

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 IRLI Fundraising Concert

November 21st 2013
IRLI is hosting another musical evening in the President’s Hall in The Law Society to raise funds for its ongoing work in the developing world.

Come see friends, colleagues and some of the legal world’s hidden talents.

The evening will begin with a wine reception from 7pm, with the concert starting at7.30pm, and finishing up with a trad session in the Blue Room bar.

see full programme here

Tickets are only €25 (€12 concession for students, trainees and barristers under five years qualified) and are available from edwyer@irishruleoflaw.ie or 01-8175331.

If you cannot make the event, online donations can be made at mycharity.ie

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Malawi by the Sea Fundraiser

22 March 2013

Following the success of last year’s fundraiser, IRLI will again host a four course meal, including wine, in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire on Friday 22nd of March 2013 in aid of the Malawi project.

Tickets cost €60 and can be purchased by calling Rachel Power on 01 817 5331 or emailing rpower@irishruleoflaw.ie.

All proceeds from Malawi by the Sea go directly toward the work of the Malawi project at increasing access to justice for pre-trial prisoners.


Vacancy: Programme Lawyer, Access to Justice, Malawi

19 December 2012

Irish Rule of Law International is looking for a Programme Lawyer to undertake a voluntary placement in Malawi for six months, commencing March 2013. Full job description is available here.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to Rachel Power at rpower@irishruleoflaw.ie by Tuesday 22 January 2013.


Mulled Wine and Mince Pies Evening in support of the IRLI Malawi project

Thursday 13 December 2012

Join Irish Rule of Law International for some festive cheer on Thursday 13th of December at 7.00pm in The Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7.

For more information see here.  For more information email Rachel Power at rpower@irishruleoflaw.ie.


Climb for Malawi

Saturday 20 October 2012

On Saturday 20th of October 2012 join Irish Rule of Law International (IRLI) for a guided walk of the Blackstairs Mountains in aid of its Malawi project.  IRLI is working on prison overcrowding in Malawi and is seeking to raise funds to provide access to justice for vulnerable prisoners.

For more information see here.  To register email Rachel Power at rpower@irishruleoflaw.ie.


IRLI Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Our next Quarterly Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 22nd of May at 6pm in The Law Society, Blackhall Place.  The meetings are extremely informal, and all are welcome to attend.  We shall be discussing the progress of current projects and hearing about a potential new project in Vietnam. If you would like to get involved, please come along!


Short Term Justice Experts – now closed

IRLI is seeking a expressions of interest for a prospective collaboration with the EU in Malawi.  These are short term contracts ranging between 1-6 months, with some requiring minimal in-country time.  You can read details on the full list of missions here.  In particular we are looking for someone with legislative drafting experience, but would like to hear from anyone who feels their experience and interest corresponds with one of the missions.  For more information please contact Rachel Power on 01 817 5331 or rpower@irishruleoflaw.ie.


Irish Rule of Law International Fundraising Concert

1 March 2012

Irish Rule of Law International will be holding a concert on Thursday 1st of March in the President’s Hall of The Law Society to raise funds for its on going work in the developing world.

The concert is going to draw on the abundance of hidden talent amongst colleagues and friends within the legal profession.  See the full programme here.

The evening will kick off with a wine reception from 7pm, with the concert starting at7.30pm, and we finish up with a trad session in the Blue Room bar.

Tickets are only €20 and available from rpower@irishruleoflaw.ie or 01-8175331.

If you cannot make it, you can donate online here.


Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) seeking applications for Commercial Law Training Programme

Deadline 26 January 2012

The LSSA in partnership with Irish Rule of Law International and Irish Aid are introducing a one-year intensive Commercial Law Training Programme in 2012. The LSSA has long recognised that there are very few opportunities for attorneys from disadvantaged backgrounds to up-skill and gain grounding in commercial law and this course will go a long way in bridging the gap.

The Programme is intended for practising attorneys from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who want to pursue a career in commercial law. These attorneys can be in private practice or employed by Legal Aid South Africa, the State or otherwise.

The overall objective of the Programme is to use commercial law as a tool in establishing sustainable economic development among the historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa.

Twenty attorneys will be selected for the Programme. At the end of the Programme, four attorneys may be placed with large commercial law firms in Ireland. There is no fee payable for the Programme as it is fully sponsored by Irish Aid. However, students make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

The Programme has been designed to ensure that participating attorneys gain a fuller understanding of the theory and practice of commercial law and is made up of the following three sections.

1. Commercial Law Training Course held in Pretoria
i) April 2012 – six-day preliminary Commercial Law Course undertaken by Irish Rule of Law International

ii) July 2012 – three-day advanced Commercial Law Course and Commercial Law Drafting Course undertaken by Irish Rule of Law International and the LSSA.

2. One-year UNISA certificated Corporate Law Programme (distance)

3. Mentorship
During the year, participants will be assessed and mentored continuously by experienced South African and Irish commercial attorneys.

Applications
Please download the brochure and registration form here. The completed form and supporting documentation should be submitted to LEAD by 26 January 2012. AS A SELECTION PROCESS WILL APPLY, PLEASE APPLY EARLY. Selected applicants may be required to undergo an interview process before a final decision is made.


Malawi by the Sea Fundraiser – Limited tickets remaining

10 February 2012

The IRLI Malawi project will host a four course meal, including wine, in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire on Friday 10th of February 2012 in aid of the Malawi project.

Tickets cost €60 and can be purchased by calling Rachel Power on 01 817 5331 or emailing rpower@irishruleoflaw.ie.

All proceeds from Malawi by the Sea go directly toward the work of the Malawi project in alleviating overcrowding in prisons.


Lunchtime Seminar – Held without trial for up to 7 years: the forgotten prisoners of Malawi

19 December 2011

Sonya Donnelly BL will give an account of her experience working within the criminal justice system in Malawi at 1.00pm on Monday 19th of December in Courtroom 13  of the Criminal Courts of Justice, Parkgate Street, Dublin 7.

CPD will be available for this seminar.


Cheese and Wine Fundraiser in aid of the Malawi project

13 October 2011

Irish Rule of Law International is holding a Cheese and Wine Fundraiser on Thursday 13th of October in The Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7 from 5.30 pm in aid of the Malawi project.

Minister Michael Coveney will be joining us on the evening to say a couple of words.

The Malawi project currently has three Irish lawyers – Ruth Dowling BL, Sonya Donnelly BL and Carolann Minnock – volunteering for one year with the Legal Aid Bureau and the DPP in Lilongwe. For more on the project see www.irishruleoflawmalawi.com or read their blog http://ruleoflawmalawi.blogspot.com/.

All donations go directly to assisting the work of the volunteers in providing legal aid to prisoners on remand in Malawi. If you can’t make it you can donate online here myCharity.ie

All welcome!


Next Quarterly Meeting of Irish Rule of Law International 

7 July 2011

Join us for the next Quarterly Meeting on Thursday 7 July 2011 at 6pm in The Media Room of The Arbitration Centre, The Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7.

The Quarterly Meetings are chance for members to hear more about our projects, propose new projects and contribute to discussion on Rule of Law.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

15 April 2011

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Fundraiser for the IRLI Malawi project and Cara Malawi

5 May 2011

The IRLI Malawi project and Cara Malawi are holding a fundraiser in The Mansion House, Dawson Street on Thursday 5 May 2011 at 7.00pm.

To RSVP please email Rachel on r.power@pamodzi.ie.

There will be wine, finger food and entertainment so all we ask is that you turn up with some generous donations!

If you cannot make it, online donations can be made at www.mycharity.ie/event/ruleoflawmalawicaramalawi_event/

For more on Cara Malawi, please see www.caramalawi.ie.


Vacancy: Programme Lawyer, Malawi (x2)

18 March 2011

Irish Rule of Law International is looking for two Programme Lawyers to undertake a voluntary placement in Malawi for the duration of one year. Full job description is available here.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to r.power@pamodzi.ie by Friday 1 April 2011.


Cheese and Wine Fundraiser in aid of the Malawi project

7 April 2011

Join Irish Rule of Law International’s Malawi project on Thursday 7 April 2011 at 5.30pm in The Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7 for an evening of cheese and wine.

Minister Lucinda Creigton will be saying a few words on the night.

All donations go directly to assisting the work of the project in providing legal aid to prisoners on remands in Malawi.

If you are unable to attend the event, please feel free to donate at www.mycharity.ie/event/rule_of_law_malawi_event/.


Quarterly Meeting in assocation with Trócaire

15 March 2011

Each year Trócaire use their Lenten Campaign to highlight an issue of global concern.  This year the theme is ‘Impunity’, and they are throwing the spotlight on a village in Honduras where there is high incidence of land grabbing by large multinationals.

Two young human rights defenders and community leaders with the United Peasants Movement of Aguán (MUCA) from the Aguán valley in Northern Honduras are visiting Ireland to tell their story of land injustice, and the effect it has on poverty and human rights.  Read more here on the two speakers, Juan Chinchilla and Rudy Hernandez.  Juan and Rudy will be speaking at our next Quarterly Meeting on Tuesday 15 March 2011 at 6pm in The Law Society, Blackhall Place.

Our Quarterly Meetings are open to all, and are the perfect forum to contribute on any matter of Rule of Law, put forward project proposals or merely flesh out ideas.  Land rights and reform have been high on our agenda for some time now and we hope this meeting will encourage further dialogue among our members.

For those of you who cannot join us, see how you can help the campaign onwww.trocaire.org/defend

You can read Anne Enright’s article ‘The story behind the box here


Letter in Support of Minsk City Bar

1 February 2011

Pamodzi Promoting Rule of Law has issued an open letter to the Belarusian Minister of Justice, Vikar Halavanau, in relation to the treatment of lawyers in Belarus following the post-election protests of the 19 of December 2010. Read here


Launch of Pamodzi Promoting Rule of Law

27 January 2011

Thursday 27 of January saw the Law Society of Ireland and the Bar Council of Ireland launch their joint charity, Pamodzi Promoting Rule of Law. Originally founded in 2007, the initiative was set up to assist the Irish legal profession in using their skills to promote Rule of Law in developing countries. With a number of successful projects under its belt, and increasing interest and support from within the profession, the charity was formed to further propel the Irish legal contribution to international development. Read more


TIDI Development Research Lunchtime Seminar Series

21 January 2011

Michael Irvine, Anne-Marie Blaney and Rachel Power of Pamodzi Promoting Rule of Law will speak at the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) seminar series on ‘Development and the Rule of Law’.

The seminar series is organised jointly by TIDI at Trinity College Dublin and the Human Development Initiative at University College Dublin.  This series of seminars involves a number of acknowledged academics, policy-makers, and practitioners in the field of international development who lend valuable insight on issues of contemporary and acute relevance. The seminar is open to all. Sandwiches provided.
Time: 1-2pm

Venue: The Innovation Academy, 3 Foster Place, (beside College Green off Dame Street), Trinity College Dublin
For more information see http://www.tcd.ie/tidi/