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17 June 2022

Promoting the Rule of Law Overseas

Promoting the Rule of Law in developing countries is essential to maintaining democracies was one of the key messages of a unique event taking place in Belfast this week highlighting the work of Irish Rule of Law International (IRLI). 

Members from across the legal profession gathered at Law Society House this week to hear about and discuss the work of IRLI across the developing world in places like Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa.

IRLI is a joint initiative of the Law Society of Ireland, the Bar of Ireland, the Law Society of Northern Ireland (LSNI) and the Bar of Northern Ireland, dedicated to promoting the rule of law overseas by harnessing the skills of Irish and Northern Irish lawyers, working in many diverse fields.

Those attending had an opportunity to find out about IRLI and how they could get involved in promoting the rule of law overseas.

Commenting the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Brigid Napier said:

“We are delighted to welcome IRLI to Law Society House and to be hosting this event to showcase the important work which they provide in developing countries.”

Norville Connolly, a former Law Society President, and Senior Liaison Officer with IRLI said:

“In a time of global and political uncertainty in which lawyers are under increasing attack it is important that we redouble our efforts to actively promote the Rule of Law as far and as wide as possible especially in developing countries.”



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