International Development Law Organization

Member Parties

IDLO is governed by the Assembly composed of all representatives of IDLO Member Parties:

Afghanistan  |  2012

Kenya   |  2009

Philippines  |  1989

 

Australia  |  2000

Kuwait  |  2010

Qatar  |  2019

 

Austria  |  1994

Liberia  |  2019

Romania  |  2005

 

Bulgaria  |  1996​​

Mali  |  2017​

Senegal  |  1990​

 

Burkina Faso  |  2003

Mongolia  |  2015

Sudan  |  1989

 

China  |  1989

Montenegro  |  2018

Sweden  |  2017

 

Ecuador  |  1998

Mozambique  |  2011

Tunisia  |  1991

 

Egypt  |  1990

Netherlands  |  1990

Turkey  |  2011

 

El Salvador  |  2012

Norway  |  2002

Uganda  |  2019

 

France  |  1989

OFID  |  2009

USA  |  1988

 

Honduras  |  2015

Pakistan  |  2015

Viet Nam  |  2016

 

Italy  |  1993

Paraguay  |  2009

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Jordan  |  2009

Peru  |  2011

     
Member Parties and Membership

IDLO is composed of 37 Member Parties. As a treaty-based organization, membership in IDLO can be achieved through accession to the Establishment Agreement. The first step to initiate the membership process is for a country or organization to convey to IDLO Headquarters in Rome an expression of interest in becoming a member, through a formal statement addressed to the President of the Assembly of Parties. The expression of interest is then submitted to the Assembly for approval by simple majority. 

Following approval by the Assembly of Parties and upon completion of the relevant domestic legal process for accession to an international treaty, the Country concerned deposits the instrument of accession to the Italian Foreign Ministry as the official depository of IDLO’s Establishment Agreement. Membership becomes effective upon the deposit of the instrument of accession.

Membership enables a party to participate in IDLO’s governing bodies and decision-making, and provide leadership in shaping the strategic direction, policies and operational priorities of the organization. IDLO members can count on a unique network of in-country and international rule of law experts, participate in the international policy debate on emerging trends in the rule of law and share best practices and expertise to address common challenges.

The procedure to become a Member Party of IDLO is outlined here.

For more information about the membership process, please contact the Secretariat: secretariat[at]idlo.int.