The letter that was sent by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, with relation to the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), contains a number of factual errors and speculative assertions based on incorrect or incomplete information.
IDLO has over 30 years of experience in providing legal training for more than 25,000 people in the developing world, and has been working in Afghanistan since 2002. As an inter-governmental organisation, Afghanistan is also a member state of IDLO and this relationship further strengthens our engagement and effectiveness with local authorities and partners.
The US State Department has strongly defended IDLO’s record in Afghanistan. The comments came in response to allegations by the monitoring agency, SIGAR, that more than $47 million in funds allocated to IDLO for judicial training in Afghanistan lacked proper oversight.
Iniciativa en Chile para combatir la trata de personas
Se realiza taller de capacitación sobre trata de personas en el marco de EUROsociAL II
El Ministerio de Justicia de Chile con apoyo del Programa EUROSOCIAL II, a través de la asistencia técnica de International Development Law Organization – IDLO, se encuentra ejecutando un proyecto que tiene por objeto promover el acceso al Derecho de las víctimas del delito de trata de personas recientemente incorporado en el Código Penal chileno.
The United Nations celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People today, highlighting what are some of the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable groups.
As the United Nations celebrates World Humanitarian Day 2013, IDLO continues to harness the power of law in the service of post-disaster reconstruction.
Earlier this year, speaking to the UN Humanitarian Coordinators in Geneva, IDLO Director-General Irene Khan, paid tribute to their work. But she also spoke firmly for putting law at the heart of humanitarian action.
One of the most vital components of IDLO’s judicial training program in Afghanistan is well underway, with dozens of legal professionals -- 12 percent of them female – receiving intensive training in the fight against money-laundering. Attendees include judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and Criminal Investigation Department officers.
Efforts to curb corruption appear to be gaining crucial momentum in Kyrgyzstan, as a bill on conflict of interest gathers cross-sector support. The bill, drafted with technical help from the USAID-IDLO Kyrgyzstan Judicial Strengthening Program, is being formally championed by Erkin Alymbekov, chairman of the Human Rights committee of the Kyrgyz parliament.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has spoken of his appreciation of IDLO’s record in his country – by his own admission, “not an easy place to work in”. His comments came during a meeting in Rome with IDLO Director-General Irene Khan, on Sept. 17.