Stephen Walsh, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)


February 26, 2024 | posted by | 5sc

For the latest in our series profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers working in countries around the world, we spoke with Stephen Walsh about his past work in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo and his current role at the world's largest regional security organization, the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Stephen Walsh, OSCE


Partner Series: The Gender and Justice Unit


January 25, 2024 | posted by | 5sc

In the third edition of our series dedicated to the work of our partner organisations, we shine the spotlight on the Gender and Justice Unit, a Malawian non-profit that uses legal empowerment as a catalyst for gender equality and social and environmental justice. We spoke to its Deputy Director and Project Manager Emma Kalea Chigwenembe to find out more. 


Environmental Crime, Climate Litigation and Ecocide


December 21, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

The EU Commission, the EU Parliament and the EU Council agree to prevent environmental harm through criminal law.

North Atlantic Coast, Environmental Crime Climate Litigation And Ecocide


Thomas Flanagan, Senior Legal Advisor, Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission


November 06, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

For the latest in our series profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers working in countries around the world, we spoke with Thomas Flanagan (Senior Legal Advisor, Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission) about his time working in the field of legal reform in Ukraine and Kosovo. 


Shedding Light on Torture in Malawi


August 21, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

Irish Rule of Law International is pleased to announce the publication of a collaborative report with Reprieve, CHREAA, SALC, and PASI. The report focuses on the issue of forced confessions within Malawi's legal landscape, highlighting the disproportionate impact on marginalised groups and emphasising the need for reforms.


Partner Series: UP Zambia


July 17, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

In the second edition of our ongoing series highlighting the work of our partner organisations worldwide, we spoke with Sara Larios and Kabota Kabwe Chipopola from Undikumbukire Project Zambia. Founded in 2014 in response to a lack of resources in the Zambian criminal justice system, the human rights organisation does brilliant work in providing legal and social assistance to at-risk children.


James Douglas, Executive Director, Irish Rule of Law International


June 05, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

As you may have already heard, James Douglas recently became our new Executive Director. With us since 2020 as Director of Programmes, James has already made significant contributions to our work and brings with him eight years of previous experience working on different human rights issues for civil society and the United Nations. Following his appointment, he kindly agreed to answer a few questions for us.


Trouble Kalua, Director, Malawi Legal Aid Bureau


May 16, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

In a new series highlighting the work of our partners, we spoke to Trouble Kalua, Director of the Malawi Legal Aid Bureau. Since its establishment in 2011, the Bureau has been dedicated to delivering high-quality legal assistance to marginalised communities, as well as promoting legal literacy among the general public. Over the years, we have consistently collaborated with Trouble and his team as part of our ongoing access to justice programme in Malawi.

Trouble Kalua Director of Malawi Legal Aid Bureau


Patrick Callinan, Senior Legal Counsel at Sprout Social, Inc.


February 14, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

For the latest in our series profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers working in countries around the world, we spoke with Patrick Callinan, Senior Legal Counsel at the US technology company Sprout Social, Inc.

Patrick Callinan Senior Legal Counsel Sprout Social Inc.


Gerard McElwee, Partner at Fieldfisher, Brussels


January 02, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

Hailing from Dungloe in County Donegal, Gerard McElwee is a partner in European Product Law at Fieldfisher in Brussels. We spoke with him recently for the latest edition in our ongoing series dedicated to the work of lawyers from Ireland and Northern Ireland all over the world.

Lawyer Gerard McElwee, European Product Law Partner at Fieldfisher, Brussels