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Irish Rule of Law International

Dublin, Ireland
Joined July 2019

Since 2011, IRLI has been working in Malawi to address capacity challenges within the criminal justice sector with the overall aim of improving access to justice for unrepresented vulnerable persons.

Presence in: Malawi
Focus: Governance, Accountability & Transparency

Irish Rule of Law International (IRLI) is a project-oriented, n organisation established by the Law Society of Ireland and the Bar of Ireland in 2007. In 2015, IRLI was joined by the Law Society of Northern Ireland and the Bar of Northern Ireland in the support and promotion of IRLI’s rule of law projects.

The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, Former Chief Justice of Ireland, is IRLI’s patron.

IRLI is governed by a Board of Directors and operates projects in Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, and Tanzania, and is headquartered in Dublin.

IRLI’s project-based work is carried out through a wide range of pro-bono legal experts and programme lawyers, either remotely or in-country. In Malawi, where IRLI implements its largest programme on Access to Justice, a team of eight work on access to justice issues

People Associated With This Organization

Caroline Lamba

Irish Rule of Law International
Joined April 2022
Interests: Traditional / Customary Justice
Admin Executive for Irish Rule of Law International.

Tyler Holmes

Irish Rule of Law International
Joined July 2019
Interests: Criminal Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am an American attorney working with the Malawi Police Service (MPS). With a team of MPS facilitators, I administer trainings of police officers on the proper treatment of child suspects and diversion, victim impact statements, investigations, and prosecutions. I visit police holding cells to monitor compliance with Malawian law and mentor child protection and prosecution officers in the same.

I am interested in how legal empowerment can intersect with a current project to spread and share police data I collect about the handling of suspects, especially with regard to pretrial detention length.

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