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Tribunal decision lifts shroud of secrecy on Council decision-making

The PILS Project’s reaction to Tribunal ruling on bilingual signage legal advice

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2023 was the hottest year on record. And – if you’re a lawyer – you can do something about that. 

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to equip lawyers with an enhanced ability to take effective climate...

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BLOG: The importance of defending our human rights infrastructure

To mark UK Pro Bono Week 2023, The PILS Project’s team are sharing our reflections on 3 key topics: climate...

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BLOG: Challenging Hostility with Hope

To mark UK Pro Bono Week 2023, The PILS Project’s team are sharing our reflections on 3 key topics: climate...

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BLOG: Breaking down legal barriers to advance climate justice

To mark UK Pro Bono Week 2023, The PILS Project’s team are sharing our reflections on 3 key topics: climate...

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Literally life-changing: a PILS tribute to Chuck Feeney

The term ‘life-changing’ is one of those descriptors that can get worn out from overuse. But The PILS Project can...

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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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United against the ‘Illegal Bill’ in Refugee Week 2023

On 23 June 2023, Ulster University’s Transitional Justice Institute hosted a hybrid event to mark the 25th anniversary of #RefugeeWeek.

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

The High Court in Belfast has confirmed that the voices of children and young people will be heard as part...

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Local community, backed by PILS, challenges environmentally destructive development

No Gas Caverns and Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland start their battle against a hugely damaging fossil fuel development...

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‘Please don’t forget us’: Oh, Sister! screened in Belfast

As Northern Ireland marked 25 years since the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, PILS & The Nobel Women’s Initiative...

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“Immoral, unworkable and  – as identified in its title – illegal”

The Human Rights Consortium and The PILS Project published a joint briefing on the Illegal Migration Bill condemning it as...

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The PILS Project’s reaction to the Illegal Migration Bill

‘Stop the Boats’? It is time to ‘Stop Suella’s Bill’.

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

Friends of the Earth has teamed up with The PILS Project and have been granted permission from the High Court...

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REPLAY: Intersections between Human Rights and Climate Justice

Organised by The PILS Project to celebrate UK Pro Bono Week 2022, this webinar looked at the developing area of...

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Cost of living payment refusal to be challenged by Law Centre NI

PILS are very pleased to support Law Centre NI with the finance they need to lodge Lisa’s case in the High Court.

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The #NGOLegalGuides Belfast launch

There were stacks of shiny new guides, buzzing conversations (and plenty of scones and jam).

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PILS Blog: What’s in a name?

Emma Cassidy, PILS Senior Engagement Coordinator “If the Ministry of Justice had written a briefing that the deputy PM was...

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Law Society of NI’s human rights group reacts to ‘Rights Removal Bill’

The Law Society of Northern Ireland’s Human Rights and Equality Group have issued a firm condemnation of the legislation that...

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A tribute to Lorraine Cox

The PILS Project were desperately saddened to learn of the untimely death of Lorraine Cox-Connolly on 15 July 2022.

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PILS x Activist Lawyer

Episode 25 in the Activist Lawyer podcast series – featuring The PILS Project – is out now!

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A practical how-to guide to doing pro bono in 2021

To mark the UK-wide festival of pro bono’s milestone 20th year, the PILS team were joined online by a panel of talented...

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Five Lessons from Pro Bono Week 2020 in Northern Ireland

Having conversations with colleagues now has to be digitised and formalised in a Zoom schedule. The impromptu chat about a...

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The Truth about Pro Bono – event summary

Seeking to build on the momentum generated in our UK Pro Bono Week webinar, PILS organised The Truth about Pro...

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UK Pro Bono Week 2020 Round-Up

In what has been an intense and bizarre year for many communities, the sense of positivity created by UK Pro...

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Proud to support our members’ work on LGBTI equality

This week, the plan was for Belfast to be a rainbow hotspot of events culminating in the 30th Pride march...

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