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This Lessons Learned Brief explores the power of electronic justice (“e-justice”) to enhance judicial independence and integrity and access to justice, contributing to broader rule of law goals, including Sustainable Development Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Drawing on IDLO’s experience in Kyrgyzstan and international literature and practice, the Brief considers the challenges and successes of IDLO’s e-justice programming within the broader international context of e-...
Over 50 women judges, representing chapters of the International Association of Women Judges across the African continent, convened to discuss the critical role and contribution women justice professionals play in adjudicating cases of gender-based...
Fighting corruption is a global concern because corruption is found in both rich and poor countries, and evidence shows that it hurts poor people disproportionately. It contributes to instability, poverty and is a dominant factor driving fragile...
IDLO, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), launched a new program in Bulgaria that aims to improve the investment climate in the country through judicial training. The program employs a tailor-made...
After breakfast every day Shabnum* sews chappan, a traditional coat worn by men and women in Afghanistan. In the afternoon, she embellishes the chappans with intricate needlework patterns to sell to interested buyers in Kabul. Tailoring and...
On November 25, 2018, community-based organizations, non-governmental actors and representatives from the legal community convened in Mandalay, Myanmar for a special community theater performance raising awareness about violence against women....
“There are silver threads which the international community has woven into a tapestry known as the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” remarked IDLO’s Director-General Irene Khan at the opening of IDLO’s 2018 Partnership Forum. “At the...
On November 25, 2018 IDLO partnered with Life Drama to host an event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Myanmar. This event also commenced the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence...
ROME, November 20, 2018 – “The quality of justice for women improves when women are not only consumers of justice, but also providers of justice,” remarked IDLO’s Director-General Irene Khan, launching a new report during IDLO’s annual Partnership...
This report looks at the importance of women's professional participation in decision making bodies as a human right and crucial component of good governance, particularly in the justice sector. Despite gaps in data and research, as their numbers and influence solidify, women are emerging as important justice leaders. A growing body of empirical research suggests that women judges contribute to improved access to justice for women, by supporting women's specific justice needs across a range of...
The 2017 Annual Report is the first to cover IDLO's 2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan, known as 'Strategy 2020'. The Report also provides a broad and comprehensive summary of our activities and operating information. For additional financial information, and to download our Financial Statements, please visit our Funding and Performance page under ABOUT US in the above menu.
Event Date:
16 November, 2018
The forthcoming Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Parties and Partnership Forum 2018 will take place on November 20 and 21, 2018. The Assembly of Parties is IDLO's highest decision-making body. It is composed...

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