17 June 2022
Promoting the Rule of Law Overseas
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).
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.
attending had an opportunity to find out about IRLI and how they could get
involved in promoting the rule of law overseas.
the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Brigid Napier said:
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.”
Connolly, a former Law Society President, and Senior Liaison Officer with IRLI said:
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.”
Norville Connolly, Senior Liaison Officer with IRLI
Aonghus Kelly, Executive Director, IRLI