Malawi By The Sea

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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 […]

Africa’s Legal Market: The Business Case


Overview: The business case 31 March 2014 | By Joanne Harris  | The Lawyer   A dynamic new generation of sub-Saharan lawyers is helping to guide the continent towards economic expansion There are two things everyone tells you about Africa: first, it is not one country, but 54; and second, that they are working there. The […]

Irish Firms participate in Commercial Law Training Programme for South African lawyers

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Irish Firms participate in Commercial Law Training Programme for South African lawyers In an article which featured in the July 2013 edition of the Gazette, Anna Hickey wrote about her participation in Irish Rule of Law International’s (IRLI) Commercial Law Training Programme in Pretoria, South Africa. This Programme began in 2002, and the longstanding association […]

Legal Education Programme Vietnam in its Second Year

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Second Year of Vietnam Legal Education Partnership In April 2013, IRLI worked with Freda Grealy (Diploma Manager, Law Society of Ireland) to lead a team of volunteer Irish lawyers, including Sean O’Reilly (Sean T. O’Reilly & Co. Solicitors) and barrister Sonya Donnelly (former IRLI programme lawyer in Malawi) to undertake a one week self-funded pilot […]

Malawi Project goes from Strength to Strength

Eithne Lynch Facilitated Training in Kanengo Police Station in October 2013

Malawi Project goes from Strength to Strength  The last few months have been extremely busy in Malawi and Jane O’Connell has been doing an incredible job since the departure of Eithne Lynch and Paul Bradfield in October last year and who are greatly missed. Eithne has joined former IRLI Coordinator Rachel Power in PILA while Paul […]

Pre-Departure Briefing for Malawi Access to Justice Project

New IRLI Volunteer Programme Lawyers joined by Eithne Lynch, returned IRLI volunteer and Madam De Silva, Head of Community Policing in Area 3 Lilongwe

IRLI Welcomes new Volunteer Programme Lawyers to the Malawi Team IRLI is delighted to welcome our two new Volunteer Programme Lawyers to the Malawi Access to Justice Project. Sarah Houlihan and Morgan Crowe will travel to Lilongwe in the next two weeks where they will join Jane O’Connell who has been steering the project since November. Jane […]

Members of Tanzanian Judiciary and East African Court of Justice participate in Arbitration Training in Dublin, January 2014

Reception in the Supreme Court Conference Room, hosted by Hon. Mrs. Justice Susan Denham on the occassion of the visit of Hon. Justice Mr. Mohamed Othman of Tanzania and the delegation of judges from the Tanzanian judiciary and the East African Court of Justice

    Arbitration Training in Dublin, January 20th- 24th 2014 Building on the strong links which Hon. Mr. Justice Mohamed Othman of Tanzania has with the Irish legal community, IRLI partnered with the Tanzanian judiciary to facilitate an Arbitration Training Programme for three senior members of the Tanzanian judiciary and two members of the East […]

IRLI Fundraising Concert, Nov 21st

IRLI Coordinator Emma Dwyer joined by the wonderful No-No and Naledie from South Africa.

IRLI Fundraising Concert Thursday 21 st November 2013 IRLI would like to thank everybody who supported our Fundraising Concert last Thursday 21st November in the Law Society. The evening was a great success and guests enjoyed musical performances ranging from traditional Irish from PPC1 students Fintan Coen and Siobhan Carrol, and brothers Conor and Patrick […]

Malawi Chief Justic Msosa hits out at overcrowding in the country’s prisons

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“Speaking in Mangochi on 3 Sept at the start of a two-day orientation for judges and registrars organised by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) for the Lilongwe Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Malawi, Malawi’s Chief Justice Anastasia Msosa has accused arresting authorities including the Malawi Police Service of being the […]

Newly Appointed Chief Justice Msosa Addresses Magistrates in First Public Speech


I had the honour and privilege to be selected by the Malawi Judiciary to externally facilitate and present on ‘Alternative Sentencing’ at the DFiD sponsored workshop entitled ‘Human Rights and Criminal Justice’. I presented on the factors to consider and the sentencing options available to magistrates when imposing a sentence on a person found guilty […]