International Development Law Organization


27 September, 2017

Two years ago, the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) came together with representatives of States, renowned scholars, lawyers, jurists, activists and international organizations, including IDLO, to launch the Gqual campaign at the Uni

21 September, 2017

High-Level Dialogue on legal and expert assistance to make foreign investment work better for the sustainable development of the LDCs. 

22 August, 2017

The legal concept of “friend of the court”, or “amicus curiae”, refers to the participation in litigation of individuals or organizations who are not party to a case but have a strong interest in its subject matter.

31 May, 2017


An independent judiciary is critical to promoting peaceful and inclusive societies as envisaged in Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

28 April, 2017

HIGH-LEVEL EVENT: On the occasion of the visit to Kenya of its Director-General Irene Khan, IDLO is hosting a high-level panel discussion on “Assessing ongoing reforms for gender equality in Kenya within the context of constitutional transformation”.

10 March, 2017

The last two decades following the Beijing Platform of Action have seen a proliferation of laws that address gender equality in intersecting areas of women’s political and economic participation, violence against women, equal pay for equal work, family relations, reproductive rights, land and property rights, and access to services.

16 January, 2017

“How do we know when the rule of law works? What do we mean by justice?” opened IDLO’s Director of Research and Learning, Ilaria Bottigliero, at the expert roundtable, Critical Reflections on the 2nd Generation of Rule of Law Reform. “For IDLO, it’s when women have better access to justice in Afghanistan. It’s when citizens in Uganda have access to the medicine they need.

5 January, 2017

Can we achieve the SDG health targets without the rule of law? Effective laws and an enabling legal environment are as essential to a healthy society as clean water.

14 December, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: November 29, 2016 - The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is convening different stakeholders to discuss the potential of Goal 16, and the rule of law more generally as an essential tool, in the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

6 December, 2016

From December 7 - 14, 2016, almost 10,000 representatives from the 196 Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as well as NGOs, indigenous and local communities, international organizations, and other stakeholders will meet in Cancun, Mexico, for the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties - commonly known as