Peace without justice doesn’t exist: conversations with Sima Samar, chair of the Independent Afghanistan Human Rights Commission and with Mohammad Farid Hamidi, Attorney General of Afghanistan
Human rights and the rule of law are not synonymous, but they do overlap and function symbiotically. In the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, they "represent universally applicable standards adopted under the auspices of the United Nations and must therefore serve as the normative basis for all United Nations activities in support of justice and the rule of law."
To summarize, the stronger human rights, the stronger the rule of law. Together, they form a framework for decision- and policy-making that is anchored by legality, accountability and participation. In this, they create a fertile ground for development and social transformation.
Justice based on human rights is crucial in Honduras.
Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, has been devastated by armed conflict since September 2014. The conflict has received limited international coverage and human rights violations and violations under international humanitarian law suffered by the civilian population have been grossly underreported. All parties to the conflict have been linked to serious violations of international law, with inadequate accountability mechanisms in place to ensure justice for victims.
Strengthening prevention and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) through the rule of law and access to justice has been a priority for the Government of Myanmar since 2011, when it embarked on an unprecedented transition towards democracy. SGBV cases are rarely reported and, when they are, the justice sector fails to provide adequate remedies. Therefore, there is a widely recognized need to increase prevention of and accountability for SGBV.
Human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) go hand in hand. While they run on parallel tracks, both communities tend to operate within two separate silos.
40th Session of the Human Rights Council: Interactive Dialogue with Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION
Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Delivered by Julian Fleet, Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva
Languages: English | Español
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.
As part of IDLO’s continuous commitment to accountability and results-based management, IDLO is pleased to share this Evaluati
Evaluation (Mid-Term) of the project "Reducing Violence and Homicide through Access to Justice in San Pedro Sula, Honduras"As part of IDLO’s continuous commitment to accountability and results-based management, IDLO is pleased to share this Mid-Term Evaluation Brief for the project, “Reducing Violence and Homicide through Access to Justice in Chamelecon, Satelite and Rivera Hernandez Neighborhoods of San Pedro Sula, Honduras”. The evaluation has been conducted by independent evaluation experts, supervised by IDLO’s Evaluation Unit.