From conflict-affected countries and fragile states, to the halls of the most powerful decision-making bodies, women face significant barriers when it comes to access to justice, gender equality and empowerment.
A longstanding partner of IDLO, the Mongolian Judicial General Council celebrated its 25th year anniversary in Ulaanbaatar. The Judicial General Council represents an important body in the justice sector that aims to ensure transparency of the courts, protect the public's right to fair trial and increase public confidence in the courts.
In 2011, Indonesia adopted a law on legal aid which includes a national budget for legal aid providers to deliver access to justice and legal aid services to the poor.
An ineffective court decision enforcement system in Indonesia leaves many who win their court case behind disappointed, as verdicts are not properly enforced. Hearings are often delayed, existing mechanisms are still based on Dutch law from 1848, and Indonesia’s Supreme Court’s internal regulations are not sufficient enough to ensure that court decisions are implemented effectively.
As with many emerging economies, non-enforcement of court decisions in the Kyrgyz Republic remains a challenge.
Kyrgyzstan’s new Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code are set to enter into force on January 1, 2019, with the aim of improving the system of law enforcement in the country.
In Somalia, more than 2.1 million people are displaced, both in the country and hosted as refugees in the region.
Somalia is striving to strengthen its institutions and to improve the rule of law, however high levels of crime still persist. These include forms of complex crimes, namely extremist violence, organized crime, sexual and gender-based violence and corruption.
Home to around 2,600 Mongolian Americans, the city of Arlington, Virginia has one of the largest Mongolian populations in the United States, to the point that Mongolian is the third-most widely spoken language in the local school system.
The Chief Justices of Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda (partner states of the East African Community) as well as the Chief Justice of Zanzibar, the Judge President of the East African Court of Justice, and the Chief Justice of Somalia in an observer role, pledged to enhance collaboration, agree strategies to improve access to jus
HIGH-LEVEL SIDE EVENT
Inaugural meeting: High-level Group on Justice for Women
Global Peer-to-Peer Dialogue on Human Rights, Biodiversity and SDGs