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Landmark challenge to stop 17-year long air quality failure underway

Friends of the Earth NI, supported by The PILS Project, are taking legal proceedings to compel the Department to recommence testing as soon as possible.

Court grants NI’s children and young people right to be heard in landmark air quality case

The High Court has confirmed that the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People can intervene in the ongoing Clean Air NI challenge.

‘Everyday acts of peace' celebrated at Oh, Sister! Belfast screening.

As the Good Friday Agreement turns 25, PILS and The Nobel Women’s Initiative joined forces to to shine a light on the experiences of local women in peace building.

Green light for legal challenge over NI’s MOT emissions testing scandal

Friends of the Earth has teamed up with PILS to bring challenge a long-running and dangerous air quality failing.

"Use the way you practice law, stretch it out and apply it to the case for climate justice..."

Replay Intersections between Human Rights and Climate Justice, the webinar hosted by PILS to celebrate UK Pro Bono Week 2022.

Telling the story of The PILS Project

Watch our members, Pro Bono Register volunteers, supporters and staff describe PILS’ evolution.

User-friendly guides on legal tools for NGOs

Developed as part of a cross-border pro bono initiative, these guides introduce human rights organisations from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to five legal tools.

A decade of impact: 10 key PILS collaborations

See what public interest litigation looks like in practice in our Impact Report.

Exclusive Q&A with Bryan Stevenson

The legendary US public interest lawyer joined PILS for a conversation about justice, peace and using law as a tool for change.

The PILS Project stands for ‘Public Interest Litigation Support’.

We are Northern Ireland’s first and only legal project dedicated to helping local NGOs and legal professionals to build public interest litigation.

These are life-changing legal cases that create positive impact, not just for one person, but for communities across Northern Ireland.

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Landmark legal challenge to stop 17-year long air quality failure gets underway

Lawyers, environmental justice groups and NI’s children’s rights watchdog are in court today, attempting to stop a dangerous 17-year long...

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“Our fight goes on”: judicial review joint statement

Following the 31 August judicial review decision, Friends of the Earth NI and No Gas Caverns have issued a joint...

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PILS Blog: how the Illegal Migration Bill harms us all

PILS Director Maria McCloskey on the pre-recess legislative push at Westminster & how the cruel Illegal (Migration) Bill harms us...

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