Following on from its engagement with Afghanistan, and its more recent one with Somalia and South Sudan, IDLO is stepping up its commitment to fragile states by providing assistance to Yemen. The nation, which has only recently emerged from authoritarian rule, has embarked on a reform experiment known as the National Dialogue Conference.
ROME, October 4, 2013 – “The loss of life in the waters off Lampedusa underscores the tragic globalization of human misery.” IDLO Director-General Irene Khan said as Italy observed a day of mourning.
Las oportunidades y desafíos para la transición de México a una economía verde que beneficie a las comunidades más vulnerables e impactadas por el cambio climático, fueron el objeto de la"Conferencia de Preparación Jurídica para el Cambio Climático y el Desarrollo Rural: oportunidades y desafíos en Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca y la Península de Yucatán" celebrada en México, DF, el 26 y 27 de septi
New York, 27 September – In a meeting with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Prof. Mohammed Yunus, IDLO Director-General, Ms. Irene Khan pledged her support to an international initiative to end the exploitation of workers in the garment sector.
Las mujeres víctimas de violencia en el Cantón fronterizo de Upala, Costa Rica, podrán contar con una importante herramienta de acceso a la justicia gracias a la firma, el 20 de setiembre, de una carta de entendimiento para la aplicación del “Modelo de Actuación para orientar, asistir y proteger a mujeres migrantes, transfronterizas y refugiadas víctimas de violencia”.
New York, September 24 - IDLO Director-General Irene Khan joined world leaders in New York on the occasion of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Beginning today and continuing through October 1st, the General Debate will provide an opportunity for high-level officials to discuss the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has spoken of his appreciation of IDLO’s record in his country – by his own admission, “not an easy place to work in”. His comments came during a meeting in Rome with IDLO Director-General Irene Khan, on Sept. 17.
Efforts to curb corruption appear to be gaining crucial momentum in Kyrgyzstan, as a bill on conflict of interest gathers cross-sector support. The bill, drafted with technical help from the USAID-IDLO Kyrgyzstan Judicial Strengthening Program, is being formally championed by Erkin Alymbekov, chairman of the Human Rights committee of the Kyrgyz parliament.
One of the most vital components of IDLO’s judicial training program in Afghanistan is well underway, with dozens of legal professionals -- 12 percent of them female – receiving intensive training in the fight against money-laundering. Attendees include judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and Criminal Investigation Department officers.
As the United Nations celebrates World Humanitarian Day 2013, IDLO continues to harness the power of law in the service of post-disaster reconstruction.
Earlier this year, speaking to the UN Humanitarian Coordinators in Geneva, IDLO Director-General Irene Khan, paid tribute to their work. But she also spoke firmly for putting law at the heart of humanitarian action.