International Development Law Organization

Events

11 May, 2016
Rome – “The underlying issues that the poor face in the finance sector can teach us valuable lessons for the justice sector: in many places, the law serves only the people who can afford it,” said Professor Muhammad Yunus, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for his pioneering work on microcredit and women’s empowerment. “Just as poor people have the right to access credit, they have a...
4 April, 2016
Languages: English,  Italian "Access to legislation and legal information are important tools to accelerate the achievement of some of the targets sets the  2030 Agenda for  Sustainable Development , especially through institutional transparency and accountability toward citizens." These were the words of  Sergio Mattarella , President of the Republic of Italy, written in a...
17 March, 2016
Representatives from government, civil society and the private sector gathered in New York at the United Nations to discuss the importance of promoting equal participation of women in international positions of authority to promote sustainable development. Speakers included representatives from Costa Rica, the European Union, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Panama, the United States,...
Afghan women
24 February, 2016
In a briefing at IDLO’s Headquarters in Rome, Member Parties heard from staff working in Afghanistan about the progress being made there in combatting violence against women.  Field staff discussed approaches in Afghanistan that are delivering positive changes, including inter-shelter cooperation, inter-sectoral coordination between shelters and justice actors, and increased awareness of...
8 March, 2016
ROME - Leaders of international organizations based in Rome today gathered to highlight the achievements and the real prospects for achieving gender equality.  The speakers all agreed accelerating the empowerment of women everywhere is fundamental to achieving a zero hunger world and reaching the world’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The dialogue, ‘Planet 50:50: Step It...
1 March, 2016
IDLO gathered with representatives from the World Bank, development actors and think tanks in the field of security & justice reform to participate in a round table discussion at the World Bank’s Fragility Forum 2016 in Washington, DC. Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the discussion aimed to contribute to collective understanding and urgency for how to...
2 February, 2016
Lawyers, academics, and representatives of civil society organizations and UN agencies from across the Middle East and North Africa met this month in Egypt to discuss regional progress in strengthening and expanding HIV-related legal services. Participants from Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia attended the 6th Regional Consultation on HIV-related Legal...
2 February, 2016
Languages: English, Español IDLO facilitated a meeting held on January 25 - 27, with a focus on strengthening HIV-related legal services in Latin America through regional alliances. Discussions focused on identifying emerging issues and defining the role of HIV-related legal services in the framework of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In the 2030 Agenda,...
10 December, 2015
A workshop is taking place at IDLO's Branch Office in The Hague to debate recent developments in legal aid services and access to justice in the host country, the Netherlands, in Indonesia and elsewhere. Held on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December, the 'Comparative Justice Policy' workshop is being organized by IDLO in collaboration with the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), the...
10 December, 2015
Tanzania's first national Rule of Law Stakeholders' Forum, organized by IDLO, is taking place in Dar es Salaam on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December. IDLO's Enid Muthoni has described the event as "an opportunity to facilitate dialogue for actors from different ends of the justice spectrum.”  While amplifying the voice of legal and justice ...

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