1/12/22: Our Executive Director James Douglas writes about the PILNet annual global forum, in the Law Society Gazette (p. 17).
22/11/22: Our Malawi Country Programme Lawyer, Susie Kiely writes (with Victor Mhango) about the need for reform in Malawian prisons, in The Nation.
21/09/22: Our Executive Director Aonghus Kelly was interviewed about his work at IRLI, as well as his forthcoming role in the Ukraine, for The Echo Chamber Podcast.
01/09/22 In the August/September edition of the Law Society Gazette (p. 17), Norville Connolly, our country director of IRLI programmes in Zambia and Tanzania, writes about IRLI's role in helping a Cameroonian citizen – imprisoned in Zambia because he could not afford airfare back to Cameroon – return home.
01/08/22 Thanks to the Fiftyfaces Focus for featuring our Executive Director Aonghus Kelly on its Inspiring People in the Law podcast.
01/06/22: Our Director of Programmes, James Douglas writes in the lates issue of The Bar Review about Afghan members of the legal profession settling in Ireland (pg 6 of the pdf)
11/05/22: Macdara Ó Drisceoil, our Malawi programme lawyer writes in the latest issue of the Law Society Gazette about the effects colonialism has had on Malawi's justice system (pg 27 of the pdf).
14/03/22: Our Director of Programmes, James Douglas writes in the Law Society Gazette about a complaint, which we support, being brought by 16 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to the Irish National Contact Point (NCP) for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against Meta/Facebook (pg 15).
10/12/21: Great to see a spotlight on Afghans being offered a safe haven in Ireland on RTE News, as a result of a fundraising drive and an initiative from the Irish legal community, which we are part of, in putting in place a support model to help Afghan judiciary and their families targeted by the Taliban. Supplementary reporting here.
04/12/21: Our work is featured in the latest issue of the Law Society Gazette, with contributions from IRLI Programme lawyer, Office of the DPP, Malawi, Immaculate Maluza on the issue of authorities in Malawi failing children in detention (pg 15), and a focus on the Irish justice community’s response to the Afghan crisis, which we are part of (pg 11).
05/11/21: IRLI Senior Research Fellow in Sustainability, Energy & Climate Change, Professor Raphael Heffron writes in the latest issue of the Law Society Gazette about how the legal community in Ireland has arrived at an ethical juncture where the modern lawyer is concerned, and he argues that legal education in Ireland needs to be overhauled to take into consideration crucial climate change and sustainability issues (pg. 22 - 25).
02/11/21: Our work in Tanzania with Children's Dignity Forum is featured in the Irish Independent. Our project in Tanzania centres on access to justice for gender based violence and sexual abuse survivors, through effective investigation and prosecution of child sexual abuse.
12/10/21: IRLI Malawi Programme Manager, Susie Kiely writes in the latest issue of the Law Society Gazette about Malawi’s Supreme Court reversing its death penalty ban (p.13).
23/07/21: IRLI Programme Officer in Malawi, Lindiwe Sibande writes in the The Bar Review, the legal journal of The Bar of Ireland, about the Malawian judiciary making international headlines by declaring the death penalty there unconstitutional (p.99).
07/07/21: IRLI Programme Officer in Malawi, Lindiwe Sibande writes in the Law Society Gazette about the Malawian judiciary making international headlines, once again, by declaring the death penalty there unconstitutional (p.58 & 59).
23/06/21: Our work addressing Child Sexual Abuse through institutional capacity building in the Tanzanian criminal justice system was featured on page 65 of The Bar Review (p.65)
07/06/21: IRLI Access to Justice Programme Legal Aid Bureau Lawyer, Macdara Ó Drisceoil writes in the Law Society Gazette about Malawi's bail challenges for accused persons (p.11).
25/03/21: IRLI's executive director, Aonghus Kelly features in the Law Society Gazette with a piece about the work IRLI is doing in Ireland, in tandem with its overseas projects in Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa (p.11).
11/02/21: IRLI's programme lawyer, Susie Kiely, writes in the Law Society Gazette about the role judicial review can play in decongesting Malawi's prisons during the Covid-19 pandemic. (p.11)
18/12/20: IRLI and partner organisation the Children’s Dignity Forum’s work in Tanzania was featured in December’s edition of the Bar Review Magazine (p. 156)
06/12/20: IRLI’s Director of Programmes wrote about our new project in Tanzania on investigating and prosecuting child sexual abuse in December’s edition of the Law Society Gazette(p.15)
27/11/20: IRLI’s Executive Director’s article on our work in Malawi was featured in Northern Ireland's Law Society's Writ Magazine’s Autumn edition (p.23)
26/11/20: Our Legal Aid Bureau Programme Lawyer spoke on the Bladhaire programme on RTÉ Radío na Gaeltachta on his work and the work of IRLI.
4/11/20: Our Malawi Police Service Programme Lawyer spoke on the Maynooth University Law Podcast on his work in Malawi with IRLI and his career path.
23/10/20: Our Executive Director gave a TEDX talk on Why We Kill Each Other: The Creation of the Other.
22/10/20: Our Director of Programmes has authored a chapter, ‘Prison in a Pandemic: The Malawi Experience’, in the Rapid Responses COVID-19 in the Global South: Impacts and Responses book released by Bristol University Press.
17/7/20: IRLI has released a joint civil society statement calling for renewed efforts to decongest Malawi’s prisons, following recent confirmed cases of COVID-19 in two separate prisons across Malawi. Read the full statement here.
25/6/20: Our Judiciary Programme Lawyer in Malawi spoke on the Maynooth University Law Podcast on her route to becoming a lawyer and the excellent work she’s been doing in partnership with the Malawian Judiciary.
15/5/20: Our Legal Aid Bureau Programme Lawyer spoke spoke on the Adhmhaidin programme on RTÉ Radío na Gaeltachtaabout about IRLI’s work in Malawi.
8/5/20: Our Executive Director, Malawi Country Programme Manager and Legal Aid Bureau Programme Lawyer was on RTE’s Morning Ireland discussing our efforts to decongest Malawi’s prison in light of COVID-19.
29/4/20: Our Programme Manager in Malawi was featured on the The Echo Chamber podcast.
27/4/20: Our Director of Programmes was featured on the Development Studies Association Ireland website, writing about our advocacy efforts in Malawi in response to COVID-19.
9/4/20: IRLI has released a joint civil society statement calling for decongestion of Malawi prisons amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full statement here.
30/3/20: IRLI has released a joint statement with Reprieve and other civil society organisations calling on the Malawian Government to urgently take action to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 in Malawi’s already overcrowded prisons. Read the full statement here.