International Development Law Organization

Publications

20 November, 2018
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...
18 November, 2018
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.
10 October, 2018
An overview of IDLO's work in 2018, the year of its 30th anniversary as an intergovernmental organization, reflecting on how IDLO’s programs, advocacy and thought leadership support the Sustainable Development Goals to advance equality, inclusion, human rights, justice, peace and prosperity.
8 October, 2018
In 2017, IDLO began to implement its new Strategic Plan covering the 2017-2020 period - Strategy 2020. This report is an internal review of the first year of Strategy 2020 as set out in the 2017 Management Plan (MP2017), pending a more comprehensive independent mid-term evaluation in 2019. Drawing from a range of internal and external resources, this report highlights the results, opportunities, and challenges of IDLO’s programs, research, advocacy, and organizational reforms in 2017. The...
18 July, 2018
The objective of this handbook is to assist law lecturers, legal clinic managers and law students in Uganda to respond effectively to the HIV epidemic. Effective responses include providing HIV-related legal advice and litigation support; leading in research on HIV-related law and human rights; and advising the government on HIV-related legislation, and the implementation of related laws and policies.
26 June, 2018
The objective of this handbook is to assist law lecturers, legal clinic managers and law students in Uganda to respond effectively to the HIV epidemic. Effective responses include providing HIV-related legal advice and litigation support; leading in research on HIV-related law and human rights; and advising the government on HIV-related legislation, and the implementation of related laws and policies.
26 June, 2018
The objective of this handbook is to assist law lecturers, legal clinic managers and law students in Tanzania to respond effectively to the HIV epidemic. Effective responses include providing HIV-related legal advice and litigation support; leading in research on HIV-related law and human rights; and advising the government on HIV-related legislation, and the implementation of related laws and policies. ----------Huduma Za Kisheria Zinazohusiana Na Vvu - Mwongozo kwa Kliniki za Msaada wa...
30 November, 2017
(ENGLISH, ARABIC, SPANISH) This report describes the contribution of IDLO’s HIV and Health Law Program (2009–2017) to ending AIDS in Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa regions. It details six approaches to strengthening legal services, and gives examples from different countries to illustrate how the approaches worked in a real-life setting.
24 November, 2017
An overview of IDLO's work in 2017, reflecting on how IDLO’s programs, advocacy and thought leadership support the Sustainable Development Goals to advance equality, inclusion, human rights, justice, peace and prosperity.
24 November, 2017
Focusing on capacity development programming and transition to national authorities in Afghanistan and beyond, this Lessons Learned Brief captures lessons generated from IDLO’s experience implementing JTTP. As part of the methodology, programmatic lessons have been enhanced and corroborated by the experience of main stakeholders and international literature. Lessons and recommendations are presented in the form of key building blocks that practitioners can use to design realistic theories of...
1 November, 2017
The 2016 Annual Report covers the three thematic pillars of IDLO’s 2013- 2016 Strategic Plan: ■ building effective legal institutions; ■ ensuring access to justice; and ■ promoting legal solutions to advance economic opportunity and sustainable development.
18 August, 2017
This book provides the courts with guidance when determining when to admit ‘friend of the court’ or ‘amicus curiae’ petitioners and when to seek out amicus participation of their own initiative. The publication considers the prevailing legal framework together with case law and illustrations from comparative jurisdictions to allow for a better understanding of amicus and ensure more consistent and efficient determinations of who should be allowed to participate as amicus in Kenya....
4 May, 2017
The Lessons Learned Brief, Avoiding Violence and Enhancing Legitimacy: Judicial Preparedness for Handling Electoral Disputes in Kenya and Beyond presents lessons on electoral dispute preparation (EDP) and electoral dispute resolution (EDR) programming, drawing from IDLO’s pioneering support to the Kenyan judiciary in the 2013 general election, and the international literature on EDR systems. Executive Summary also available for download below.
6 March, 2017
IDLO’s report provides an overview of the relationship between gender equality, food security and the rule of law. It examines a number of the key challenges that affect women’s food security and land rights - inadequate laws and policies, implementation failures and barriers to accessing justice - and suggests ways in which rule of law programs might seek to overcome them. The report lays out a series of recommendations aimed at strengthening the synergies between the rule of law and gender...
16 January, 2017
This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health law can be used to improve the health of the population, the report aims to encourage and assist governments to reform their public health laws in order to advance the right to health. The report highlights important issues that may arise...

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