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IDLO Director-General, Jan Beagle's Statement at the Special Event on Equal Access to Justice for All - UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle at the Special Event on Equal Access to Justice for All - 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

9 March, 2021

Kyoto, Japan

 

Excellencies,

Distinguished Delegates,

Colleagues and Friends,

Statement by IDLO at the Nineteenth Session of the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute

Nineteenth Session of the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute

Mr. President of the Assembly,

Mr. President of the International Criminal Court,

Madam Prosecutor of the ICC,

Mr. Registrar,

Honorable Ministers,

Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Esteemed Representatives of the Civil Society,

Alumni Voice from the Philippines

In 1998, while working as a Court Attorney in the Court of Appeals of the Philippines, Rowena Nieves A. Tan, had the opportunity to come to Rome to attend the “Development Lawyers Course”, a flagship 12-week course organized by IDLO  to provide practical training on a range of basic lawyering skills, as well as more specialized legal topics.

Supporting Criminal Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine Phase IV

Despite reform efforts undertaken by the Government of Ukraine after the Maidan Revolution in 2014, Ukrainian citizens continue to regard criminal justice stakeholders with deep distrust. In 2019, the presidential and snap parliamentary elections resulted in a shift of the political environment, creating an opportunity to meaningfully advance anti-corruption reforms.

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Key Initiatives

  • The failure of criminal justice systems in the Sahel to deliver better quality justice can be linked to a series of interconnected factors, such as: the overwhelming lack of human, material and financial capacity; corruption and weak internal control mechanisms; and limitations on civil society to ensure respect for human rights.
  • Español​ | English: Mexico has made significant efforts to modernize its criminal justice system, specifically regarding public security and strengthening the rule of law. The current justice system, which entered into force in 2016, is based on the presumption of innocence and includes police professionalization as a public policy.
  • Somalia’s economy remains heavily dependent on remittances from the Somali diaspora, which the International Monetary Fund estimates account for approximately 23 per cent of Somalia’s GDP. However, examining and supervising such transactions is difficult as Somalia’s formal banking sector is nascent and underdeveloped. Concerns over the lack of a basic, functioning, regulated financial sector and weak financial regulation and oversight, including customer identification measures, have eroded international confidence in Somalia’s financial firms.
  • It is only 25 years ago that Mali initiated its transition from dictatorship to a more inclusive democracy and a more equal society. In many ways it is, therefore, no great surprise that the country has not been able to either transcend personalised power politics or overcome critical socio-economic cleavages.
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