Criminal Law and Evidence Update

CPD Seminar Criminal Law and Evidence UpdateSaturday 8th November Distillery Building, Dublin 7  9:30am- 1pm The Event will be chaired by the Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Hardiman     Irish Rule of Law International will be hosting a Criminal Law and Evidence Update CPD Seminar on Saturday 8th November in the Atrium of the Distillery Building. All proceeds will go […]

Pre-Departure Briefing for Malawi Access to Justice Project

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 […]

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 […]

Camp Courts Welcome Irish Delegation

Following on from the successful camp court facilitated by IRLI in Maula Adult Prison on 13 May, the Programme Lawyers decided to facilitate another camp court in the prison on 20 May, again focusing on those remandees who had committed minor offences and who wished to apply for bail pending trial. In addition to assisting […]

New IRLI Lawyers Tackle Camp Courts

On 13 May, IRLI facilitated the first ‘Camp Court’ of 2013 in Maula Adult Prison, Lilongwe. A Camp Court is essentially a fully functioning court session which is located within the physical grounds of the prison. Facilitating these court hearings is a key project objective for IRLI, as the regular court system suffers from a […]

Bar Council’s Human Rights Award 2013 – Video

Watch the video that was played at the Irish Law Awards to celebrate the work of IRLI in Malawi. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it

Eithne and Ruth win the Bar Council Human Rights Award

The second Danske Bank Irish Law Awards 2013 took place today at the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin, with awards across twenty-three categories recognising excellence at all levels of the law industry in Ireland. Hosted by broadcaster Miriam O’ Callaghan, the awards identified legal individuals, teams and firms who made outstanding contributions to Irish law during […]

Homicide Remandees meet the High Court

In an unprecendented move the High Court of Malawi in the country’s capital Lilongwe has moved into Maula prison to conduct homicide trials. Her Ladyship Justice Chombo together with Court staff, the Legal Aid Department and the Director of Public Prosecutions attended Maula on 5th and 12th December 2012 to start work on the back […]

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

On Thursday 13th of December at 7.00pm, pop along to The Distillery Building’s new bar, The Sheds, for some festive cheer in support of Irish Rule of Law International’s Malawi project. We currently have two Irish lawyers, Ruth Dowling and Eithne Lynch, bringing access to justice to pre-trial detainees in a bid to tackle severe […]

Magistrates Training – Access to Justice

As part of our ‘Access to Justice’ programme we recognised that there was a clear need to engage with Magistrates.  Magistrates are regarded as the primary gatekeepers of justice with their courts alone presiding over 90% of formal criminal cases in Malawi.  While Magistrates’ Courts can often dispose of cases expeditiously, the ability of such […]