Transparency and Accountability
New software for automated distribution of civil, economic and administrative cases is being tested by the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, aimed at simplifying case assignment among judges, reducing corruption and facilitating fairer, more efficient case handling.
Kyiv, October 24, 2017 - The Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Irene Khan, will visit Ukraine from October 25 to 27, 2017 to meet representatives of the Government of Ukraine and other key stakeholders in the rule of law sector to discuss IDLO’s work and explore areas of potential future collaboration.
With rapidly growing economic and social sectors, the improvement of its justice system is key to the Philippines securing the status of a newly developed country. IDLO has been implementing a program in the Philippines to enhance the competency of prosecutors with a view to increasing the successful disposition of cases against public officials and efficiently addressing corruption.
The most advanced yet Public Service Center has opened in Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv, currently providing over 400 administrative and social services through the one-stop-shop concept that has previously proven successful in Odessa and Mariupol.
Electronic evidence is progressively becoming a key component in corruption cases in Indonesia. Gradually, e-mails, recordings, text messages and social media posts are presented as evidence that can make or break a case.
September 1, 2017 – Today’s decision by the Kenya Supreme Court demonstrates that the Kenyan Judiciary can effectively and efficiently handle electoral disputes in line with the Constitution, said the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).
“The ruling is a clear demonstration of why supporting the independence of the Judiciary and investing in building judicial capacity, including to resolve electoral disputes, builds the democratic process.”
For decades, the public sector in Ukraine had been considered deeply corrupt and oftentimes, dysfunctional. Nepotism was an accepted source of both employment and promotion. Applying for and receiving administrative services was usually an exhausting and intimidating experience that could only be avoided through paying bribes.
In response, IDLO has continued to support decentralization and anti-corruption in Ukraine through the establishment of new Public Service Centers (PSCs).
Lessons Learned Brief - Avoiding Violence and Enhancing Legitimacy: Judicial Preparedness for Handling Electoral Disputes in Kenya and Beyond
The Brief (or Lessons Learned Brief), titled Avoiding Violence and Enhancing Legitimacy: Judicial Preparedness for Handling Electoral Disputes in Kenya and Beyond, explores IDLO’s support to the Kenyan judiciary to resolve electoral disputes. The 2007 electoral violence in Kenya demonstrated that disastrous consequences can follow when the electoral dispute resolution system is not trusted to deal fairly and efficiently with contested elections.
Access to judicial decisions, including commercial law decisions, whether for Tajik judges, lawyers, or representatives of international investors, is currently highly limited, due to a lack of a publicly accessible database. This impacts the ability of all parties to refer to past case law in making decisions — whether judicial or commercial.
In Burundi, land tenure registration is the primary way for the government to deal with the large number of land disputes across the country. A series of pilot programs aimed at resolving land rights issues have been initiated in recent years. To date, however, it is unclear whether these pilot programs have had their intended effect of reducing the number of land disputes.