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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.

10 October, 2013

THE SIXTH COMMITTEE OF THE 68TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AGENDA ITEM 85: RULE OF LAW AT THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
New York
Delivered by Judit Arenas, Deputy Permanent Observer
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Mr. Chairman,

4 October, 2013

GENERAL ASSEMBLY HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUE ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

New York

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Madam President,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

4 October, 2013

This piece was originally published in the Global Post.

Justice is scarce in Arab countries where the rule of law is absent. Democracy, it turns out, does not breed the rule of law; all indications are that it is the rule of law that breeds democracy.

4 October, 2013

ROME, October 4, 2013 – “The loss of life in the waters off Lampedusa underscores the tragic globalization of human misery.” IDLO Director-General Irene Khan said as Italy observed a day of mourning.

2 October, 2013

Las oportunidades y desafíos para la transición de México a una economía verde que beneficie a las comunidades más vulnerables e impactadas por el cambio climático, fueron el objeto de la"Conferencia de Preparación Jurídica para el Cambio Climático y el Desarrollo Rural: oportunidades y desafíos en Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca y la Península de Yucatán" celebrada en México, DF, el 26 y 27 de septi

27 September, 2013

New York, 27 September – In a meeting with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Prof. Mohammed Yunus, IDLO Director-General, Ms. Irene Khan pledged her support to an international initiative to end the exploitation of workers in the garment sector.

26 September, 2013

Las mujeres víctimas de violencia en el Cantón fronterizo de Upala, Costa Rica, podrán contar con una importante herramienta de acceso a la justicia gracias a la firma, el 20 de setiembre, de una carta de entendimiento para la aplicación del “Modelo de Actuación para orientar, asistir y proteger a mujeres migrantes, transfronterizas y refugiadas víctimas de violencia”.

26 September, 2013

New York, September 24 - IDLO Director-General Irene Khan joined world leaders in New York on the occasion of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Beginning today and continuing through October 1st, the General Debate will provide an opportunity for high-level officials to discuss the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

24 September, 2013

STAND-ALONE HIGH-LEVEL INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ON ASSISTANCE TO SOMALIA IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN RIGHTS UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ITEM 10: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CAPACITY-BUILDING
Geneva
Delivered by John Burley, Chargé d’affaires

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18 September, 2013

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has spoken of his appreciation of IDLO’s record in his country – by his own admission, “not an easy place to work in”. His comments came during a meeting in Rome with IDLO Director-General Irene Khan, on Sept. 17.

29 August, 2013

Efforts to curb corruption appear to be gaining crucial momentum in Kyrgyzstan, as a bill on conflict of interest gathers cross-sector support. The bill, drafted with technical help from the USAID-IDLO Kyrgyzstan Judicial Strengthening Program, is being formally championed by Erkin Alymbekov, chairman of the Human Rights committee of the Kyrgyz parliament.

26 August, 2013

One of the most vital components of IDLO’s judicial training program in Afghanistan is well underway, with dozens of legal professionals -- 12 percent of them female – receiving intensive training in the fight against money-laundering. Attendees include judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and Criminal Investigation Department officers.

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