International Development Law Organization

Enhancing the capacity of legal professionals

After 20 years of civil war, Somalia remains in the grip of a major human security crisis, with violence and widespread poverty. To address the justice needs of the people of Somalia, particularly members of vulnerable groups, IDLO is working to build the capacity of the private bar to adequately represent clients’ interests and rights in the justice system. IDLO is engaging with associations of Somali lawyers through trainings and consultations, so that they may continue to promote access to justice and redress human rights violations for internally displaced persons, women, children and other marginalized groups.