The PILS Project held its first conference, Developing Public Interest Litigation: the International Experience, on 15 November 2010 at the Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast.
The event hosted a number of highly experienced and internationally renowned speakers including The Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland, the Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan, former Australian High Court judge the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, Dr Ann Skelton of the Centre for Child Law in South Africa, Brad Seligman from the Impact Fund in the US and Michael Farrell from the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) in the Republic of Ireland.
Click on the following links for further information on the conference:
- Conference agenda
- Speakers' biographies
- Michael Farrell's presentation "The Role of NGOs in Public Interest Litigation"
- Ann Skelton's PowerPoint presentation "Public Interest Litigation: the South African Experience"
The other speakers' presentations will be available here shortly.
Conference speakers with the PILS Project Board (L-R): Michael Farrell (FLAC), Sam Pollock (Board), Gerry Hyland (Chair of the Board), Paul Mageean (Board), Brad Seligman (Impact Fund, US), the Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan (Lord Chief Justice), Ann Skelton (Centre for Child Rights, South Africa), The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG (former High Court Judge, Australia), Mike Ritchie (Board), Fiona Doherty BL (Board).
The Lord Chief Justice giving his Opening Address. Also pictured; Paul Mageean and The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG.