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COVID-19 is exposing existing fragilities to democracy, good governance and the rule of law. Citizens’ growing distrust of government has been exacerbated by the pandemic and has also limited swift and effective governance responses. Democracy,...
Event Date:
16 September, 2020
WEBINAR – MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE  | 16 September 2020 |  9:00 – 10:30 EDT Democracy Day in the Time of the Pandemic: A Sustainable Response to the Global Crisis based on Multilateralism and the Rule of Law The...
Mr. President, Excellencies, As Director-General of the International Development Law Organization - the only global intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law and to advancing a culture of justice to...
Women and Customary and Informal Justice Systems focuses on the relationship between women and customary and informal justice (CIJ) systems. It brings together current research, expert perspectives and programmatic experience, addressing: »»the evolution of legal and policy debates on women and CIJ; »»challenges women encounter in accessing justice through CIJ systems; »»gender-focused engagement entry points, modalities, and good practices for CIJ systems; and »»policy recommendations to...
Policy guidance published today by IDLO underlines the importance of commitment to the rule of law, participatory policymaking and investment in justice systems for an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. IDLO’s Policy Brief: Rule of Law...
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of the world. The effectiveness of government measures to contain the pandemic and Build Back Better depends upon the capacity of public institutions and their leadership to provide transparent, effective, and accountable actions, in compliance with the rule of law. With its emphasis on rule of law as an enabler of peace, justice and inclusion, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development can help promote...
Event Date:
15 September, 2020
WEBINAR In fragile contexts, the immediate impacts of climate change on precipitation and temperatures risk to combine with political and social tensions exacerbating destructive competition over scarce natural resources. This is tragically...
Event Date:
1 September, 2020
WEBINAR - PANEL DISCUSSION  | 10 September 2020 |  14:00 – 16:00 CET​ Customary and Informal Justice Systems: Expanding Women’s Access to Justice and Gender Equality Around the world, people claim rights and...
The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are the defining challenges of our time. While both are real and present dangers, climate change represents a far more massive existential threat to future generations than what the world has experienced so...
Sara Sotelo from Peru, Alejandro Barrientos and Claudio Iglesias Darriba, from Argentina, and Carolina Olarte Bacares from Colombia all have one thing in common – they are all IDLO Alumni. Sara, Alejandro and Claudio first met at IDLO ten years ago...
As countries around the world struggle to manage the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the economic fallout of the pandemic is becoming increasingly severe. Emerging economies are particularly strained by the consequences of the pandemic, given their...
Like all other parts of public life, the administration of justice and access to legal remedies and dispute resolution have been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The notes series ‘Rule of Law in the time of COVID-19’ provides a...
In commemoration of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July, IDLO stands in solidarity with the international community and front-line actors working to combat trafficking in persons. The 2020 theme “Committed to the Cause – Working...
Like all other parts of public life, the administration of justice and access to legal remedies and dispute resolution have been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The notes series ‘Rule of Law in the time of COVID-19’ provides a...

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