Child Diversion Malawi - James, 16


July 29, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

Our Child Diversion programme in Malawi centers on diverting children, who come into conflict with the law, away from the formal criminal justice system. We’re continuing with our monthly series, profiling some of the children/teenagers who have taken part in our programme. Today, 16-year-old James (we’ve used a pseudonym to protect his identity).

Child Diversion Participant Malawi


Lawyer Cóman Kenny


July 16, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series profiling Irish and Northern Irish Lawyers who have worked, or are working abroad, we spoke with Cóman Kenny from Roscommon who is currently working as a lawyer with the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, which was created by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate the most serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011. Cóman previously worked as a lawyer in the prosecution at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), commonly known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

Irish Lawyer Comán Kenny


Magistrates' Trainings - Madalitso Khoswe Chimwaza


July 15, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

Continuing with our series, profiling Magistrates in Malawi who have availed of our trainings, today we're profiling Madalitso Khoswe Chimwaza. Honour Chimwaza is an Assistant Registrar of the High Court of Malawi, Lilongwe Registry, Criminal Division. She is a Judicial Officer who handles cases, and who holds the responsibility for the day-to-day administrative work of the registry, along with case management and examination of sureties when bail is granted.

Magistrate Madalitso Khoswe Chimwaza


Lawyer John Coughlan


June 14, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series profiling Irish and Northern Irish Lawyers who have worked, or are working abroad, we spoke with John Coughlan from Carlow town. John is working in Cambodia at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, having previously worked in Bangladesh with Rohingya refugees who had fled Myanmar. He studied law at University College Cork and afterwards did a Masters at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUIG, graduating from Queens University in Belfast.


Bar of Ireland Chair Conference 2021


May 31, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

The Bar of Ireland Chair Conference 2021 will take place in June promoting #HumanRights & the #RuleOfLaw.


Child Diversion Malawi - Chimwemwe, 17


May 31, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

Our Child Diversion programme in Malawi centers on diverting children, who come into conflict with the law, away from the formal criminal justice system. We’re continuing with our monthly series, profiling some of the children/teenagers who have taken part in our programme. Today, 17-year-old Chimwemwe (we’ve used a pseudonym to protect his identity).

Child Diversion participant, Chimwemwe, 17


Magistrates' Trainings - Felix Phaiya


May 27, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

Continuing with our series, profiling Magistrates in Malawi who have availed of our trainings, today we're introducing Felix Phaiya, a first-grade Magistrate based at Salima court with criminal and civil jurisdictions in district courts.

Magistrate Felix Phaiya


African Accountability: Reconceptualising the ICC in Malawi


May 24, 2021 | posted by | 5sc
By Robert Gleeson


Malawi’s police Independent Complaints Commission (ICC), finally established last September, could be more successful in its operation if organised with the local context in mind.

 


Professor Raphael Heffron


May 13, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series profiling Irish and Northern Irish Lawyers who have worked abroad, we spoke with Professor Raphael Heffron, who is originally from Cobh in County Cork and works in the energy and climate sector. He is one of the foremost scholars in the world on energy justice, which is about the application of human rights across the energy life-cycle, i.e. applying the rule of law in the energy sector. He has published over 140 publications of different types and is the most cited scholar in energy law worldwide (1340+Scopus). Professor Heffron has also received an EU Jean Monnet Professorship and is the youngest ever to receive it twice (in 2016 and 2019); it is one of the highest awards for non-science academics in the EU. He is also elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland in 2018.

Keynote Speaker at The World Energy Summit in 2018 in Inner Mongolia in China, where Raphael spoke alongside 4 Nobel Prize Winners


Instruments Advocated and Used in Tanzania to Improve Child Victim Protection


May 13, 2021 | posted by | 5sc
By David Siess


To address this challenge, together with our partners, and to advocate for improved conditions for children's rights, we have analysed the approaches taken by countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and Malawi to identify lessons that can be applied in Tanzania.

Child Victim Protection Tanzania