The rule of law is emerging as one of the most pressing issues of this century. It is a cornerstone of peace, security, justice and development.
The Programmatic Framework for the Indonesia-Netherlands Rule of Law Fund builds on Indonesian development plans 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 primary objective of the Rule of Law Fund is to support the development of effective, accountable and inclusive justice sector institutions, ensuring equal access to justice in Indonesia.
Women and girls in Myanmar face many barriers when trying to access justice for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Chief among these are the pervasive negative attitudes which seek to justify and allow SGBV within families and communities. In addition, SGBV survivors are often stigmatized and blamed for the violence preventing them from effectively pursuing legal remedies.
Honduras is shifting the national dialogue on restorative justice by moving the penitentiary criminal system away from a retributive approach and towards a human rights-based perspective.
“From women held without fair trial, to women toiling in their homes, in factories, in the fields, the gap between what women demand and need and what they receive is enormous,” remarked Ms.
40th Session of the Human Rights Council - Item 5: Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law
STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION
Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Delivered by Silvia Dodero, Office of the Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva
Women’s participation in the justice sector as a human right and crucial factor needed to achieve better justice for women was reaffirmed during the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.
A pearl of the ancient Silk Road, with the glorious minarets of the Islamic cities of Bukhara and Samarkand rising out of its vast arid lands, Uzbekistan is one of the largest and historically most important countries in Central Asia.
While years of economic development have propelled Mongolia forward in wealth and investment, its limited experience with the market economy - counting only 30 years after transitioning from a centralized communist model -has prevented the country from fully capitalizing gains and sustaining growth.