International Development Law Organization


6 December, 2013

IDLO today paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, hours after his death was announced. "He was a giant among nations," IDLO Director-General Irene Khan said. "For many around the world, he embodied the ideals of justice and humanity. He chose legality over revenge, and repaid oppression with an unshakeable belief in inclusive societies.

3 December, 2013

A missing limb. A missing access ramp. A missing understanding that disability isn’t – or shouldn’t be – a handicap when it comes to rights and citizenship.

27 November, 2013

“Italy is actively engaged in the global effort to advance the rule of law and strongly supports IDLO, whose contribution to this effort is its very raison d’être,” Italian Minister for Integration Cécile Kyenge said. She was speaking at IDLO’s Assembly of Parties, on November 26.

26 November, 2013

November 26, 2013


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Madam Chair,

Distinguished Forum members,


22 November, 2013

Cidade de Deus, Rio’s deprived neighborhood made famous by the eponymous 2002 film, is about to host Brazil’s first “House of Rights” (Casa de Direitos).

12 November, 2013

"As evidence mounts of thousands of lives lost and many more wrecked in the Philippine typhoon, our thoughts and most heartfelt sympathy go out to the victims," IDLO Director-General Irene Khan has said.

12 November, 2013

As the Philippines counts the cost of a devastating typhoon, delegates from 195 countries are meeting in the Polish capital, alongside NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, academics and civic groups, for the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change The race is on to reach a new international accord for cuts and adaptation to green

30 October, 2013

Dirigiéndose a una platea de jóvenes procedentes de todo México, la Directora General de IDLO, Irene Khan, habló de la relación entre el estado de derecho, la justicia, los derechos humanos y la seguridad.

21 October, 2013

As Rio de Janeiro is busy preparing for the upcoming World Cup and Olympic games, a team of IDLO experts is visiting the Brazilian city to work on a project to improve access to justice for some of its most impoverished inhabitants.

15 October, 2013

Following on from its engagement with Afghanistan, and its more recent one with Somalia and South Sudan, IDLO is stepping up its commitment to fragile states by providing assistance to Yemen. The nation, which has only recently emerged from authoritarian rule, has embarked on a reform experiment known as the National Dialogue Conference.