International Development Law Organization

Publications

1 November, 2015
Having noticed the high incidences of sexual violence in recent times, the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh (NHRC-BD) in 2015 published a Study Report titled, 'A Critical Appraisal of Laws Relating to Sexual Offences in Bangladesh' (hereinafter 'the Study') jointly authored by Dr. Lyal S. Sunga, Special Advisor on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, International Development Law Organization (IDLO), and Mr. Kawser Ahmed, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh....
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.
27 October, 2014
La promoción y protección de los derechos humanos de las personas que viven con el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (PVV) y de las poblaciones clave (las que tienen más probabilidad de exposición al VIH) es una estrategia fundamental para la respuesta mundial al VIH. Además de salvaguardar la dignidad de estos grupos, esta estrategia ha demostrado ser efectiva a la hora de controlar la propagación del virus. En la región, la vulneración de los derechos de las PVV y de las poblaciones clave...
10 September, 2014
2013 was marked by significant growth in IDLO’s programs, its profile, and its political and financial support. Positioning itself as a thought leader as well as a provider of capacity development and technical legal assistance, the organization focused on three areas: building effective institutions; enhancing access to justice; and using legal innovation to promote sustainable development. The largest programs in 2013 continued to be in countries emerging from conflict or moving towards...
25 June, 2014
Violence against women is a global phenomenon, plaguing many women in different countries, albeit it is more apparent in third world countries. Afghanistan is unfortunately among those countries struggling with this phenomenon, due to the violence and complexities resulting from years of war on the one hand and widespread detrimental customs and traditions, antagonistic in many aspects with the Sharia, on the other hand. Given this situation, providing safe shelters for women who are victims...
18 June, 2014
The flurry of debates on the post-2015 development agenda has made one thing clear: in order to address the challenges confronting the international community, a truly transformative approach is required, one that places inclusivity, equity and justice at the center of a global pursuit for sustainable development. The rule of law is key to realizing equitable growth, inclusive social development and environmental sustainability. It must play a central part in this transformative agenda. The...
6 June, 2014
Il Rapporto IDLO sulla Partecipazione professionale delle donne nel settore della giustizia in Afghanistan: Sfide e opportunità è il primo studio intrapreso a seguito dell’impegno preso dall’IDLO a livello internazionale, mirato alla messa in opera di un’ indagine globale sul ruolo delle donne nelle istituzioni della giustizia. Basato su una metodologia d’indagine partecipativa e caratterizzato da un processo di raccolta dati condotto interamente da ricercatori Afgani, il rapporto è stato...
6 June, 2014
Women’s Professional Participation in Afghanistan’s Justice Sector: Challenges and Opportunities is the first national study following IDLO’s gender pledge. Based on a unique participatory methodology and featuring an entirely Afghan-led data collection process, the report has been welcomed by justice actors as the first of its kind in Afghanistan’s history and an important contribution to ongoing discussions concerning gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment. It also comes at...
18 December, 2013
This Project, Assessing the Capacity of National Human Rights Institutions to Address Human Rights in relation to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and HIV (NHRI SOGI Project or the Project), forms part of broader regional collaborative efforts to promote an enabling legal environment for the response to HIV. The NHRI SOGI Project aimed to build understanding of the capacity and response of selected Asian National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to the human rights issues faced by people of...
31 July, 2013
The law is an essential tool for advancing women’s and girls’ rights and equality. A robust and effective legal system based on the rule of law is central to assisting women to become equal partners in decision-making and development. Over the last couple of decades, the international community has invested substantially in programs aimed at strengthening the rule of law in developing countries. Despite this investment, the rule of law continues to mean very little for the vast majority of...
1 July, 2013
Most people in the world do not take it for granted that state institutions such as the police and courts can or will provide justice and security for them. Written by practitioners and academics, the contributions to this volume suggest that international development programming should focus on „what works‟ and what is seen as legitimate justice and security, rather than on „what ought to be‟, based on Western normative frameworks. This means engaging with the variety of justice and security...
The purpose of this Compendium of Legal Best Practices on Climate Change Policy is to highlight the challenges that domestic governments face in implementing their international commitments to climate change policy and the means through which those challenges can be overcome. It gathers 12 recent best practices in legal and institutional reform that exemplify promising methods of addressing mitigation, adaptation and finance at the domestic level. Several of these best practices involve...

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