STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION
33rd Session of the Human Rights Council: Panel Discussion on Youth and Human Rights
September 22, 2016
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Ladies and gentlemen,
PRESS RELEASE - LAUNCH OF LIBERIA NATIONAL POLICE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND CLASS OF 2016/17
IDLO has handed over ‘popular versions’ of the Kenya Mining and Minerals Policy to the Kenyan government during the opening session of the first Kenyan Mining Forum.
The mining sector is seen as having the potential to contribute significantly to Kenya’s economic development.
The Programmatic Framework for the Indonesia-Netherlands Rule of Law Fund builds on the Indonesian Government National Long-Term Development Plan (RPJPN 2005-2025) and continues the efforts of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jakarta to support the consolidation of the rule of law and reform agenda. The RPJPN’s vision for a “just and democratic” country encourages development that ensures the rule of law is fair, consistent, non-discriminatory, serves the public interest and supports the continuation of democracy.
Mongolia’s rapid economic and social growth over the last few years is threatened by low-quality and unenforced court decisions. Despite a series of judicial reforms launched by the Government, Mongolia still lacks the legislative framework necessary to enforce court decisions or a strategy to address a growing caseload. Moreover, bailiffs’ inadequate legal knowledge and skills weaken the credibility and efficiency of the judiciary system and impede its proper functioning.
Despite having reached satisfactory standards of democracy and improved the respect for human rights, Mongolia faces some serious issues in addressing high levels of domestic violence against women. Mechanisms and services for protection of and support to victims of domestic violence are still very limited. A lack of training, procedural guidelines and inter-agency coordination between justice sector actors often creates obstacles for victims and hinders an efficient response to domestic abuse.
Allowing ex-convicts to reintegrate into society as productive citizens can significantly contribute to curbing violence by preventing the reoccurrence of crime.
COMMENTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION
to the Draft UPDATE of General Recommendation No. 19 (1992):
Accelerating Elimination of Gender-Based Violence against Women
September 30, 2016