About Us

Irish Rule of Law International is a project-orientated, non-profit rule of law initiative established by the Law Society of Ireland and The Bar of Ireland. Originally founded in 2007, the organisation has collaborated with academics, judges, legal practitioners, policy-makers and civil society around the world to advance collective knowledge of the relationship between rule of law, democracy, sustained economic development and human rights. IRLI was joined in 2015 by the Law Society of Northern Ireland and the Bar of Northern Ireland.

IRLI originated in recognition of the importance of rule of law for sustainable development and we believe that members of the Irish legal profession have a significant role to play in strengthening the rule of law and shaping the progress of fragile societies.


Codes of Conduct

IRLI is a signatory to a number of Codes of Conduct and Good Practice governing Charities, NGOs and Volunteer Sending Agencies, including:

  •  Comhlámh Code of Good Practice (view here )
  • Dóchas Code of Conduct on  Images and Messages (view here )
  • Dóchas Code of Conduct on  Images and Messages: Complaints Mechanism (view here)
  • Commitment to complying with the ICTR (Irish Charities Tax Research) Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising (view here)
  • Donor Charter (view here )
  • ICTR Feedback and Complaints Procedure (view here )
  • ICTR Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising (view here )
  • ICTR Fundraising Principles Page (view here )

If you have any questions about these Codes or wish to provide feedback to IRLI relating to the Dochas Code of Conduct on Images and Messaging or the Comhlamh Code of Good Practice, please e-mail info@irishruleoflaw.ie


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