The rule of law is emerging as one of the most pressing issues of this century. It is a cornerstone of peace, security, justice and development.
‘Human rights and rule of law have to go hand in hand.
More than thirty representatives of civil society, human rights groups and international organizations attended an IDLO conference in Colombia, this week, on strengthening and expanding legal services available to people living with HIV and other key population groups in Latin America.
‘No-one left behind is of course a very ambitious endeavor but it is absolutely essential if Agenda 2030 is to be transformative,’ stressed Irene Khan, Director General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) at the first meeting of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) s
Ukrainian citizens may now apply for same-day marriage under a new pilot project, thanks to efforts by the Ministry of Justice to remove bureaucratic obstacles and deregulate the marriage registration process.
With the support of USAID and IDLO as part of the Judicial Strengthening Program in Kyrgyzstan, students participated in a mock hearing as part of their judicial training and coursework. This course helps prepare future lawyers by exercising their practical skills in the courtroom. These students’ successors, who will take part in similar courses, will be able to view their work soon when videos of the mock trials are finalized and edited as teaching tools.
The Myanmar Attorney General’s Office (UAGO) has held the first-ever state and regional level training on fair trial standards, with the participation of 30 regional, district and township law officers.
As Kuwait continues to establish a welcoming climate for foreign investment and develops policies to expand the role of the private sector in the production of goods and services, easier access to regulatory information is needed. Access to this information is associated with greater regulatory efficiency, lower compliance costs, and better quality for businesses. Currently, English translations of Kuwaiti commercial laws are only available through paid services.
Kenya has formally adopted a new Judiciary Code of Conduct and Ethics, which will govern the comportment of the judiciary, in terms of integrity, impartiality and professional independence, and aims to boost public confidence in the justice system.