THE HAGUE – Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands and Irene Khan, Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), signed the Seat Agreement for the establishment of a Branch Office of IDLO in The Hague.
18 December, BANGKOK – Across Asia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people continue to face rights violations because of their sexual orientation and gender identity and weak knowledge of local legal systems impact on their ability to file formal complaints, or seek justice or legal redress.
Anti-corruption and integrity-building efforts are being seen as a means to achieve better development outcomes, rather than a mere moral endeavor. In its most explicit involvement with the topic yet, IDLO has told Albania that it is ready to assist its attempts to cut corruption and boost the rule of law.
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.
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.
“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.
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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).
"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.
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