Episode 9: Binta Mansaray


November 20, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

On the programme this month, we discuss the psychosocial impact the civil war in Sierra Leone has had with human rights activist, Binta Mansaray.


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. 


Maud Sarliève talks about the proposed international crime of ecocide


October 05, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

Our guest on Horsehair Wigs this month is Maud Sarliève, Human Rights and International Criminal Lawyer advocating for creative legal thinking to mitigate climate change and protect the environment. Maud explains ecocide, a newly proposed international crime.


Gearóid Ó Cuinn of GLAN on suing European states over climate change


September 04, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

Gearóid Ó Cuinn Horsehair Wigs Podcast

On our show this month, we speak to Gearóid Ó Cuinn, who teaches transnational human rights litigation at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway and who is head of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN). 


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.


Linda Kasonde on speaking truth to power


June 29, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

Our guest this month is Zambian lawyer and civil rights activist, Linda Kasonde.


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.


Teresa Doherty's landmark rulings related to forced marriage and sexual slavery


May 31, 2023 | posted by | 5sc

On this month’s show, international Judge Teresa Doherty, who became the first female judge in Northern Ireland and in the entire pacific region, talks to us about her life and work.


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