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This piece was originally published on OpenDemocracy.net. The overlapping and interdependent nature of human rights suggests efforts to protect only some rights in law are misguided. The reason for legalizing economic and social rights is not...
  "The sobering reality is that in many countries [...], women are not treated equally by law itself," Director-General Irene Khan has said. The statement came in a speech entitled Changing Women's Lives: Empowerment, Innovation and...
Event Date:
11 September, 2014
IDLO, along with the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, will host an international workshop from September 11-12 in Ulaanbaatar to discuss the new Mongolian draft Judicial...
2013 was marked by significant growth in IDLO’s programs, its profile, and its political and financial support. Positioning itself as a thought leader as well as a provider of capacity development and technical legal assistance, the organization focused on three areas: building effective institutions; enhancing access to justice; and using legal innovation to promote sustainable development. The largest programs in 2013 continued to be in countries emerging from conflict or moving towards...
In August 2014 IDLO and the Constitutional Cout of Ecuador signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework of cooperation for the achievement of common puroposes. Activities implemented under the MOU will contribute to...
Event Date:
8 September, 2014
IDLO's report Women’s Professional Participation in Afghanistan’s Justice Sector: Challenges and Opportunities has been launched in Kabul by the IDLO National Justice Sector Strategy. Speakers at the event included Italian Ambassador...
Algunos de los jóvenes que colaboran con los Centros de Acceso a la Justicia instalados por el Ministerio de Justicia argentino en las villas y barrios populares de Buenos Aires capital, recorrieron la semana pasada las calles de la Villa 31...
Masooma’s Sunrise saw the light between June and August 2014. The comic booklet project originated within IDLO’s National Justice Sector Strategy (NJSS) support program. It aims to give the Afghan public an understanding of their rights, as well as...
The United Nations marks International Youth Day today (August 12) – an opportunity to recognize youths’ contribution to enhancing their communities and global society. Half of the world population is under 25. Almost two-billion people are under 14...
This July as every late July, many Romans fled their city. In their place came hundreds of thousands of international visitors. For the overwhelming majority, the trip was about relaxation; for others, it was about studying and a sense of public...
As a long-term partner of the College of Law at the University of Juba, IDLO helped align the teaching system with South Sudan's new legal context and regional standards. With the majority of its justice sector professionals educated in Islamic/...
The conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last year triggered sudden and massive changes throughout the fabric of South Sudanese society. It has inflamed the political and ethnic fracture lines that already existed across the country,...
Event Date:
28 July, 2014
As part of the EU-funded project entitled "Enhancing the Capacity of the Judiciary of South Sudan", the IDLO South Sudan Field Program Office is organizing and delivering an 11-week training course on Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Evidence,...
Earlier this year, climate justice advocate and former UN official Mary Robinson told IDLO that climate change exacerbated vulnerability and made access to justice even harder.  The truth of her words stares you in the face as you drive...
A conference organized jointly by IDLO and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 21st heard that the rule of law enhanced accountability, helping achieve sustainable development for all. The statement was contained in a message from UN...

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