Our Projects

MALAWI   Prisoners on Remand

Overcrowding in prisons is a prevailing problem across many nations in Africa, with the practice of holding prisoners on remand compounding the issue. As a result, in some countries the majority of the prison population is made up of those awaiting trial. Reports show that prison conditions in Malawi are inhumane and fundamentally breach human rights. Overcrowding is such that if one prisoner turns over at night, all prisoners must turn over. Read more

SOUTH AFRICA   Commercial Law Training

Commercial law provides the legal basis for one of the most important institutions in organising and stimulating the economy, namely, corporate business entities. Companies, in various forms, are central to a country’s economy and its prosperity – for wealth creation and social renewal. Read more

TANZANIA Arbitration Training with Judiciary

IRLI was delighted to coordinate a group of Irish lawyers to travel to Arusha, Tanzania, from 18-21 January 2016 to support Chief Justice Mohamed Othman in providing training in Arbitration to members of the Tanzanian Judiciary. Read More

VIETNAM Clinical Legal Education

April 2013 saw IRLI embark on its first CLE training visit to Foreign Trade University (Hanoi), Hue University and Ho Chi Minh University. The workshops concentrated on experiential learning with specific focus on employment law and dispute resolution. Read more

KOSOVO Professional Law School

Kosovo’s current status is primarily the result of the turmoil of the disintergration of Yugoslavia, particularly the Kosovo War of 1998 to 1999. Following the 1999 NATO bombings of Yugoslavia, the territory came under the interim administration of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), most of whose roles were assumed by the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) in December 2008. Read more

KENYA   Needs Assessment of the Justice System

The dispute over the results of the Kenyan presidential election in December 2007 led to unprecedented violence, ethnic animosity and mass displacement in what was previously considered a peaceful and stable country. Between 27 December 2007 and 29 February 2008, 1,133 men, women and children lost their lives, 3,561 people sustained serious injury and over 300,000 individuals were displaced from their homes. Read more

ZAMBIA   Judicial Exchange

Zambia has moved from being a major copper producer and potentially one of Africa’s richest countries at independence in 1964 to one of the world’s poorest. A colonial legacy, mismanagement, debt and disease are said to have contributed to the country’s tribulations. Read more

ETHIOPIA   Legal Training

In its recent past Ethiopia’s problems have primarily arisen out of internal conflict, wide-scale drought and the influx of refugees. In 1991 the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) took control with the intention of bringing the country toward free-market economic development. Read more

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA   Drafting of Court Rules

BiH is a country recovering from the devastating three-year war that accompanied the break up of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s. The 1992-1995 conflict centred around opposition of the orthodox Serbian minority in BiH to the country’s secession from Yugoslavia, as demanded by its Muslim majority. Now an independent state, under international administration, BiH is working toward rebuilding its damaged infrastructure and economy. Read more