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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...
IDLO Director-General Irene Khan and Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Executive Director James Hospedales have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on non-communicable diseases. The text pledges joint action to...
Achieving a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda: The Contribution of the Rule of Law to Equity and Sustainability. A conference convened by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the context of Italy’s Presidency of the Council of the...
Event Date:
21 July, 2014
9:00am – 5:00pm Red Room, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy Achieving a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda: The Contribution of the Rule of Law to Equity and Sustainability A conference convened by the Italian Ministry of...
The Italian Justice Minister, Andrea Orlando, has expressed strong interest in reinforcing his Ministry’s cooperation with IDLO. Mr. Orlando’s comments came as he met IDLO Director-General Irene Khan to discuss judicial and legal capacity...
Violence against women is a global phenomenon, plaguing many women in different countries, albeit it is more apparent in third world countries. Afghanistan is unfortunately among those countries struggling with this phenomenon, due to the violence and complexities resulting from years of war on the one hand and widespread detrimental customs and traditions, antagonistic in many aspects with the Sharia, on the other hand. Given this situation, providing safe shelters for women who are victims...
The Afghan Shelter Network (ASN) along with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), with support from the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), will launch the 'Women’s Protection Centers Guidelines' for the Afghanistan Shelters Network...
Event Date:
25 June, 2014
KABUL, 25 June 2014  – The Afghan Shelter Network (ASN) along with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), with support from the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), will launch the “Women’s Protection Centers Guidelines” for...
Event Date:
21 June, 2014
What are the challenges and opportunities for using laws for biodiversity? Traditional concepts of “laws for biodiversity” have tended to focus on law as a tool for enforcement, limiting pollution and protecting wildlife, plants and parks. But laws...

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