When you think of a border, you think guards, passport controls, fences, bits of barbed wire maybe. In the northern Costa Rican department of Upala, bordering with Nicaragua, you will find none of that.
UNAIDS and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) have signed a cooperation agreement to work together in addressing HIV-related discrimination. Cooperation activities will focus on creating enabling legal environments that support access to health and promote non-discrimination for vulnerable populations living with and affected by HIV.
Deputy United Nations Secretary General Jan Eliasson has offered a robust defense of the rule of law in a speech to IDLO during a visit to Rome. “We want to create a stronger basis for our [the UN's] work,” he told the audience, which included Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the World Food Programme’s Ertharin Cousin and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka of UN Women.
22 May 2014 Patrizio Civili, IDLO Permanent Observer to the United Nations was awarded today the title of Commendatore dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic) at a ceremony at the United Nations presided over by the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Honorable Laura Boldrini, and Italy's Permanent Representative to the United Nations,
IDLO and Kuwait have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in what both parties say is a milestone in their three-decade-old relationship. The document provides a framework for the Organization to support a variety of legal and administrative processes in the country, from building the capacity of state lawyers to enhancing transparency in procurement.
El fortalecimiento de los servicios legales relacionados con el VIH es fundamental para superar la discriminación que las personas afectadas por el virus sufren en el acceso a los derechos y la justicia, concluyeron expertos y trabajadores de servicios legales relacionados con el VIH procedentes de cinco países latinoamericanos que se reunieron en México, D.F., del 13 al 15 de mayo de 2014.
IDLO will take the lead in organizing a global convention on the rule of law and sustainable development this July, in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) in Afghanistan has launched the process of creating ten more units specialized in combatting violence against women. Dubbed ‘EVAW’ from the 2009 law aimed at reducing gender violence, the units are prosecution taskforces.
Advancing the potential of the judiciary is an important step in generating a rule of law culture in Kyrgyzstan. To encourage this, the USAID-IDLO Kyrgyzstan Judicial Strengthening Program (JSP) held a Moot Trial on April 28, as part of its Mock Court Course at the National Legal Academy in Bishkek.
A Rising Epidemic in the Western Pacific Region