Customary and informal justice systems represent some of the most complex and even controversial aspects of the justice dialogue. To some, they hold the key to unlocking inclusive societies – to others, they perpetuate inequalities and serve to further marginalize those seeking justice.
What's New At IDLO
From new technologies for legal initiatives to specific recommendations on how to avoid political influence over the judiciary and financing reform, panelists from civil society groups, governments and judiciaries across the world discussed solutions to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.3 –
On the margins of the Global Conference on SDG 16, IDLO and UNAIDs convened a side event on the intersection of health and the law, and why reform to criminal law is crucial to improving health, equality and peace.
The Republic of Liberia became an IDLO Member Party on 7 May 2019, joining a growing list of now 36 total members.
IDLO welcomed the State of Qatar as its 36thMember Party emphasizing their joint commitment to the rule of law and sustainable development.
Strong rule of law institutions are crucial for preventing conflicts and building peace. Effectively promoting the rule of law requires sustained and context-sensitive engagement, quick wins, grassroots partnerships and empowered citizens. Such work needs to involve informal justice mechanisms, combat violence against women and stay engaged during all phases of conflict.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 15 million relatively young people between the ages of 30 and 69, and over 86 per cent of these "premature" deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. The lost economic contribution of people harmed by NCDs, the costs of treatment, and the impacts on families threaten international development. Through regulation and fiscal reforms, countries can promote healthy diets, physical activity, and other initiatives reducing the prevalence and harms of NCDs.