IDLO today paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, hours after his death was announced. "He was a giant among nations," IDLO Director-General Irene Khan said. "For many around the world, he embodied the ideals of justice and humanity. He chose legality over revenge, and repaid oppression with an unshakeable belief in inclusive societies.
Anti-corruption and integrity-building efforts are being seen as a means to achieve better development outcomes, rather than a mere moral endeavor. In its most explicit involvement with the topic yet, IDLO has told Albania that it is ready to assist its attempts to cut corruption and boost the rule of law.
18 December, BANGKOK – Across Asia, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people continue to face rights violations because of their sexual orientation and gender identity and weak knowledge of local legal systems impact on their ability to file formal complaints, or seek justice or legal redress.
Though constitutionally people living with HIV in Jordan have the same legal rights as anyone else, many don’t know or access their rights, and often don’t seek medical treatment for fear of being turned away.
A missing limb. A missing access ramp. A missing understanding that disability isn’t – or shouldn’t be – a handicap when it comes to rights and citizenship.
IDLO is pleased to announce the opening of a ‘Casa de derechos’ for migrant women in Upala, Costa Rica today, January 24. The Upala Canton region has a high proportion of Nicaraguan migrants, who face accordingly high levels of discrimination. Women and children are especially affected – a fact most evident in schools and workplaces.
Launched in March 2013 in partnership with the Afghan government, the Justice Training Transition Program (JTTP) offers justice professionals unprecedented levels of training in core legal skills and competencies. It provides continuing education courses on Afghan law to provincial courts, the Ministry of Justice and other government bodies. By far our most ambitious program anywhere, JTTP also provides criminal justice training and mentoring for Afghan prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys and investigators.
THE ASSEMBLY OF PARTIES is IDLO's highest decision-making body. It is composed of Representatives of all Member Parties, which are signatories to the Establishment Agreement of IDLO. It convenes in Rome at least once a year. The role of the Assembly is to determine the Organization's policies and oversee the work of the Director-General. Its duties include the adoption of the budget, the action plan and the by-laws for the governance of the Organization, and the appointment of the Director-General and members of the Board of Advisers.