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11 October, 2017


The Sixth Committee of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly

Agenda Item 84: The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels

October 6, 2017

New York

Delivered by Patrizio Civili, Permanent Observer to the UN, IDLO

Thank you, Mr. Chair

10 October, 2017

In September and October 2017, IDLO and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) organized 2 workshops and a dialogue forum in Uganda and Tanzania convening law students and legal academics to discuss the role of the law in national and global HIV responses.

10 October, 2017

Over a decade has passed since the end of conflict in Liberia, but incidence of sexual and gender-based violence has not diminished. Numerous studies reveal an extremely high prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence. According to an IDLO study, in 2015 1396 cases were reported to the Montserrado five one-stop clinics alone.

6 October, 2017

Women in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region - comprising Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia - are significantly affected by considerable inequalities. Discriminatory legal frameworks and neutral laws enforced with underlying biases and stereotypes continue to hold women in the region back from fully participating in society.

5 October, 2017

“The rule of law is fundamentally about equality. We are all equal in the eyes of the law and entitled to equal protection,” remarked Director-General Irene Khan at the Opening Ceremony of the GQUAL Conference on 3 October. “The meaningful participation of women in international bodies is a right well-recognized in international documents, but a long way from realization.”

4 October, 2017


High-Level Meeting on the Implementation of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

October 2, 2017

New York

Delivered by Judit Arenas, Deputy Permanent Observer to the United Nations / Director- External Relations

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3 October, 2017

IDLO conducted a training for 75 defense lawyers from the Rwandan Bar Association (RBA) in Kigali from 29 August to 15 September as part of its project to strengthen the capacity of Rwandan defense lawyers to handle genocide transfer cases in

3 October, 2017

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In Tajik language and culture, the word ‘mediation’ has historically been associated with peace-building efforts; mediation was used to resolve community conflict situations after the civil war in the 1990s. It has not been known as an alternative form of dispute resolution outside the court system.

2 October, 2017

Forty legal professionals striving to become judges in courts of the Kyrgyz Republic have successfully graduated from pre-service preparatory training, paving the way for them to put forward their candidacies. The specialized training program is provided by the USAID-IDLO Kyrgyzstan Judicial Str

27 September, 2017

Two years ago, the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) came together with representatives of States, renowned scholars, lawyers, jurists, activists and international organizations, including IDLO, to launch the Gqual campaign at the Uni

22 September, 2017

Two students from South Sudan’s University of Juba’s College of Law (COL) have successfully competed in the African Human Rights Moot Competition, held from 18 – 23 September in Mauritius. Their participation was facilitated by IDLO as part of its work to foster legal education in South Sudan.

22 September, 2017

As part of its efforts to build the capacity of Afghanistan’s justice sector through the Justice Training Transition Program (JTTP), IDLO has organized an exposure visit for Afghan justice professionals to Italian institutions.

21 September, 2017

High-Level Dialogue on legal and expert assistance to make foreign investment work better for the sustainable development of the LDCs. 

20 September, 2017


36th Session of the Human Rights Council: Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples

September 20, 2017

Geneva, Switzerland

15 September, 2017


36th Session of the Human Rights Council: Annual Discussion on the Integration of a Gender Perspective throughout the Work of the Human Rights Council and that of its Mechanisms

September 15, 2017

Geneva, Switzerland


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