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Dear friends, I feel privileged to have been entrusted with leading the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) at a time when its mission to promote a culture of justice and the rule of law to advance peace and sustainable...
Event Date:
1 July, 2020
A Series of Online Consultations on Crisis Governance and the Rule of Law The Crisis Governance Forum will host a series of multi-stakeholder dialogues for sharing insights, experiences and solutions among policymakers and...
Event Date:
30 June, 2020
WEBINAR – PANEL DISCUSSION There is increasing evidence that the ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19 is fueling widespread violations of women’s rights, including elevated risks of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV...
This blog post is co-authored by Françoise Trine, Senior Food Security Officer, Secretariat of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and Dr. Ilaria Bottigliero, Director, Policy, Research and Learning, International Development Law Organization...
The Annual Report for 2019 outlines how IDLO pursued its mandate in the past year, and through its programs, research and policy advocacy contributed to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It offers a tangible demonstration of the contribution of the rule of law and access to justice in sustaining peace and achieving just, equitable and sustainable development. The Annual Report highlights just some of the many results IDLO colleagues have achieved with our...
IDLO has successfully completed a key component of its cooperation with The Gambia under the Investment Support Programme for Least Developed Countries (ISP/LDCs). In collaboration with the UK-based law firm Omnia Strategy LLP, IDLO provided...
A new report documents major challenges to women’s access to justice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and puts forth recommendations to accelerate action and push back against threats to progress.  May 21, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic...
Justice for Women Amidst COVID-19 documents major challenges to women’s access to justice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It presents a global synthesis of the state of justice systems in connection with women’s justice needs, highlights innovative interventions underway in many parts of the world, and urges justice leaders and all stakeholders to take action to increase justice for women and girls during the global health emergency.  Justice for Women Amidst COVID-19...
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of society, but vulnerable groups who were already marginalized will likely bear the greatest burden. In Honduras, the National Committee to Prevent Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment...
The effects of the social and economic fallout from the current COVID-19 crisis will be felt long after the pandemic itself has ended. In some countries, however, there are already encouraging signs of government efforts to mitigate some of the...
In 1998, while working as a Court Attorney in the Court of Appeals of the Philippines, Rowena Nieves A. Tan, had the opportunity to come to Rome to attend the “Development Lawyers Course”, a flagship 12-week course organized by IDLO  to provide...
Multilateralism and the rule of law, so critical to advancing peace and security, human dignity and individual well-being, may sometimes appear to be abstract concepts, distant from the day to day lives of people. This may be particularly true in...
On International Earth Day, IDLO joins the international community in recognising the importance of a more sustainable development model which meets the needs of the present while protecting the environment and the rights of future generations....
Today, we commemorate World Health Day 2020 in the midst of a global health crisis which is growing exponentially, overwhelming hospitals and healthcare systems across the world. COVID-19 has suddenly upended the lives of millions in profound ways...

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