Publications

18 August, 2017
This book provides the courts with guidance when determining when to admit ‘friend of the court’ or ‘amicus curiae’ petitioners and when to seek out amicus participation of their own initiative. The publication considers the prevailing legal framework together with case law and illustrations from comparative jurisdictions to allow for a better understanding of amicus and ensure more consistent and efficient determinations of who should be allowed to participate as amicus in Kenya....
4 May, 2017
The Lessons Learned Brief, Avoiding Violence and Enhancing Legitimacy: Judicial Preparedness for Handling Electoral Disputes in Kenya and Beyond presents lessons on electoral dispute preparation (EDP) and electoral dispute resolution (EDR) programming, drawing from IDLO’s pioneering support to the Kenyan judiciary in the 2013 general election, and the international literature on EDR systems. Executive Summary also available for download below.
6 March, 2017
IDLO’s report provides an overview of the relationship between gender equality, food security and the rule of law. It examines a number of the key challenges that affect women’s food security and land rights - inadequate laws and policies, implementation failures and barriers to accessing justice - and suggests ways in which rule of law programs might seek to overcome them. The report lays out a series of recommendations aimed at strengthening the synergies between the rule of law and gender...
16 January, 2017
This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health law can be used to improve the health of the population, the report aims to encourage and assist governments to reform their public health laws in order to advance the right to health. The report highlights important issues that may arise...
6 December, 2016
An overview of IDLO's achievements in 2016, when reflecting on the organization's key focus areas of: institutional and legal reform; access to justice; legal solutions for sustainable development and economic opportunity; and policy and thought leadership.
6 December, 2016
IDLO and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania co-hosted a Pan-African conference in Dar es Salaam on June 1, 2016, which focused on the theme ‘Achieving the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063: The Rule of Law as a Driver of Africa’s Sustainable Development’. The two-day conference, which was made possible with the support of the Government of Italy, gathered more than 100 mainly African participants from over 18 countries and aimed to provide a platform to exchange knowledge, experience...
25 November, 2016
IDLO enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law. Some highlights of our work in 2015 include: ■ Supporting national ownership: We completed our...
8 November, 2016
Aligning freedom of religion or belief policies with international human rights standards often involves a difficult balancing act among rights, and likewise between religious traditions and national security. These and other complex issues are surveyed in Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Law, along with the role of the law in finding solutions that are effective, fair and sustainable. Informed by consultative workshops with funding support from the Government of Italy, Freedom of...
29 June, 2016
As part of IDLO's program in Benin, the Benin Association for Law Development and IDLO, with the support of UNAIDS and OFID (the funding partner), developed the booklet: “Human rights protections in the law related to HIV and AIDS in Benin”. The booklet acts as a law guide for a broad audience in Benin communities, and primarily uses illustrations to communicate HIV/AIDS legal information.
26 February, 2016
This Book documents the emerging electoral jurisprudence and electoral dispute resolution mechanisms under the new regime prescribed in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 (CoK). The Chapters herein are informed by various aspects that came to play during the settlement of electoral disputes that arose following the 2013 General Elections. The ultimate goal is to establish the progress made in creating progressive jurisprudence and the building of responsive dispute resolution mechanisms that...
16 December, 2015
A publication that examines the critical role of the judiciary in the devolution process in Kenya and the ongoing transformation of the country. The new constitution of 2010 brought in a devolved governance system in Kenya, comprising of a national government and 47 county governments. Five years into this process, in the first of two new publications, Kenyan legal experts explore the mandate of the judiciary in ensuring that devolution meets its stated objectives, bringing together different...
7 October, 2015
IDLO enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law. This is our 2014 Annual Report, providing a broad and comprehensive summary of our activities and operating information. For additional financial information, and to download our...
30 September, 2015
IDLO’s study Realizing the Right to Food: Legal Strategies and Approaches has been developed as a practical and substantive resource on using litigation as a means to advance the realization of the right to food. The study is divided into three main sections, exploring how the right to food is defined in international, regional and national legal instruments, and the normative content and state obligations arising from the right (Part I); surveying key factors facing advocates, practitioners...
4 May, 2015
Every day, millions of children in the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia region have their rights violated. They are denied access to school, health care and social benefits, unduly separated from their families, and affected by exploitation, abuse and violence in their homes and communities. Everywhere, groups of children are being left behind, victims of prejudice and discrimination. Among the most vulnerable are children born into poverty, children of ethnic minorities and...
28 October, 2014
Le contenu de cette brochure s'inspire des travaux de la table ronde sur le renforcement de la capacité de la société civile à participer à la lutte contre les crimes économiques et financiers, organisée par l'OIDD les 18 et 19 juin 2014 à Tunis. Le programme de renforcement des capacités en droit pénal économique et financier en Tunisie est financé par les fonds de la Coopération Italienne au Développement.

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