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Small, but mighty.

Founded as a pilot project in 2009, The PILS Project have always been problem-solvers.

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Established in 2009

Founded to break down the cost and knowledge barriers that prevented fellow human rights organisations from using the law to achieve change.

Services we provide
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95 NGO Members

Legal tools are some of the most powerful tools that a human rights organisation can use.

NGO Members
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71 Solicitor Members

Our network of members are perfectly positioned to identify new public interest legal trends.

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A dedicated hub

The original staff team were armed with nothing but pens, paper and the idea that law can drive incredible social change.

Now, we are Northern Ireland’s dedicated hub for public interest litigation.

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Networking for solicitor and NGO members

Legal challenges are aptly named.

It can be difficult for human rights organisations to find the money or legal expertise required to share their story in court.

The PILS Project was set up to help the NGOs and solicitors in our membership network navigate those obstacles of cost and knowledge.

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Our project

  • Uncovers public interest issues that are hidden ‘below the radar’
  • Connects front-line human rights activists with professional legal support
  • Creates life-changing public interest litigation along with our members
  • Offers human rights organisations a fresh alternative to create change
  • Empowers our members with the confidence to use the law in their everyday human rights activism
  • Wants to inspire the next generation of public interest lawyers

Hear our story from the people who helped to write it