International Development Law Organization

Publications

7 December, 2023
Corruption, with its inherently corrosive effect on societies, poses a significant challenge to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its commitment to “leave no one behind”. Its profound negative impact on the rule of law, good governance, and human...
26 October, 2023
SDG 16 as a compass for navigating intersecting crises: SDG 16 Conference 2023 The pivotal 2023 SDG 16 Conference gathered more than 550 participants from 130 countries to discuss the role of SDG 16 in navigating the intersecting crises the world is facing. Hosted in Rome by...
16 October, 2023
In 2022, nearly 2.4 billion people did not have access to adequate food and an estimated 3.1 billion could not afford a healthy diet. As the only global intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law to advance peace and sustainable development,...
13 October, 2023
The majority of justice seekers worldwide resolve their problems through customary and informal justice (CIJ) systems. Women constitute the largest group of users of CIJ systems for diverse reasons and rely on them for resolution of their justice problems. Women are not only...
27 September, 2023
The rule of law is vital to the response to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). These toolkits offer tools and resources that provide guidance on how the law can be used to curb NCDs and, potentially, to address other global health challenges. They aim to support the integration of...
19 September, 2023
Public health emergencies (PHEs) require a prompt and effective response at all levels: local, national, regional and global. To support timely and effective action, countries must be prepared well in advance, including legally, to ensure that systems for preventing, managing...
18 September, 2023
Globally, most people do not resort to formal justice systems to address their justice problems. Rather, they rely on diverse pathways to justice often referred to collectively as “customary and informal justice” (CIJ). Delivering people-centred justice for all in line with...
5 July, 2023
In 2022, the escalation of armed conflict, the increasingly severe effects of climate change and the lingering effects of COVID-19, generated greater justice needs while at the same time limiting the ability of individuals and institutions to address them. This emerging reality...
31 March, 2023
Despite considerable progress made in the last decade on access to justice, many justice gaps continue to affect the population of Somaliland, especially women. Women justice seekers, in particular survivors of gender-based violence against women (GBVAW), are often left with no...
31 March, 2023
Climate change contributes to mounting competition over scarce land and natural resources in Somaliland. Conflicts between farmers and pastoralists over land tenure and access to water are intensifying and threaten peace and stability, particularly in rural areas. Alternative...
28 February, 2023
As a driver of inclusive economic development, the rule of law enables the design and implementation of legal and policy frameworks that are fair, transparent, coherent, and supported by predictable enforcement mechanisms. International Investment Agreements (IIAs) are a key...
8 December, 2022
Laws that discriminate against women and girls drive the systemic denial of their human rights and block their advancement and empowerment. They prevent women and girls from accessing resources, opportunities and rights. When women and girls can live free from discrimination,...
5 December, 2022
More than 4.3 million people are stateless—that is, they are not recognized as a national by any country. Stateless people are often denied access to education, health care, employment, property ownership, freedom of movement, and political participation, and they are at a...
5 December, 2022
The report Survivor-Centred Justice for Gender-Based Violence in Complex Situations is the result of new research conducted by IDLO, in partnership with the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University, in six countries across the globe with the aim to...
3 November, 2022
The adverse physical effects of climate change undermine security and increase the risk of violent conflict, especially in contexts characterized by weak governance systems and existing social or economic grievances. The people most vulnerable to the impact of insecurity and...

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