Advancing human rights and equality
through public interest litigation

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The Public Interest Litigation Support (PILS) Project use the law strategically to improve human rights and equality in Northern Ireland.

The project was set up in 2009 to support the use of public interest litigation. Public interest litigation is the use of the law to advance human rights and equality, or raise issues of broad public concern. These types of cases seek to clarify or establish new points of law.

We offer a range of free services to our (solicitor and NGO) members to help them take strategic cases that have human rights or equality concerns at their core.

This section of our website will explain how the PILS Project can help in different situations.

The basics

Who can apply for PILS' support?


The basics

Support from the PILS Project comes in several forms, as we tailor the help we provide to the specific needs of each of our members’ requests.

Who can apply for PILS' support?

Non-government organisations (NGOs) and solicitor firms that have signed up to be PILS members can apply for legal or financial support from PILS. We cannot provide legal advice or representation to individual applicants.