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22 August, 2017

The legal concept of “friend of the court”, or “amicus curiae”, refers to the participation in litigation of individuals or organizations who are not party to a case but have a strong interest in its subject matter.

18 August, 2017
This book provides the courts with guidance when determining when to admit ‘friend of the court’ or ‘amicus curiae’ petitioners and when to seek out amicus participation of their own initiative. The publication considers the prevailing legal framework together with case law and illustrations from comparative jurisdictions to allow for a better understanding of amicus and ensure more consistent and efficient determinations of who should be allowed to participate as amicus in Kenya....
17 August, 2017

STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations: Addressing The Global Refugee Crisis 

August 10, 2017

New York

Delivered by Federica Scala, Legal Officer, IDLO

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Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

16 August, 2017

Over 5,000 people across several provinces in Afghanistan have learned about violence against women and citizens’ legal rights through an awareness campaign supported by IDLO. 

11 August, 2017

Over 5,000 people across several provinces in Afghanistan have learned about violence against women and citizens’ legal rights through an awareness campaign supported by IDLO. 

9 August, 2017

Somalia constitutes a country of origin, destination, transit, and return for large movements of people across the Horn of Africa. Movement is driven by the intersecting challenges of protracted and persistent conflict, failing systems of governance, and limited employment and livelihood opportunities.

8 August, 2017

On August 8, Kenya holds its general election to vote for the president along with senators, county governors and members of the national and county assemblies. While the 2007 Kenya elections saw much violence and unrest, the 2013 elections were relatively peaceful.

2 August, 2017

Corruption can be difficult to uncover, especially as technology is increasingly used to conceal corrupt behavior. Corruption cases handled by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) that involve electronic evidence, such as e-mails or social media posts, have had a conviction rate of 100 percent.

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