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5 October, 2016

Allowing ex-convicts to reintegrate into society as productive citizens can significantly contribute to curbing violence by preventing the reoccurrence of crime.

Miriam Defensor Santiago
30 September, 2016

IDLO is saddened to learn of the passing of Miriam Defensor Santiago, former Senator of the Philippines and esteemed member of our International Advisory Council.

Ms. Santiago died on September 29 following a long battle with lung cancer; she was a major figure in Filipino politics and the first Filipino to be elected to the International Criminal Court.

Afghan Deputy Attorney General, Maliha Hassan
29 September, 2016

A delegation led by Afghan Attorney General, Farid Hamidi, participated in the 21st Annual Conference of the International Association of Prosecutors in Dublin this month, with the support of IDLO.

28 September, 2016

‘Development for a very long time was seen as measuring health, jobs, education etc. - the famous Millennium Development Goals. But citizens around the world were demanding something else, they were saying that development wasn’t getting to them …..

20 September, 2016

One year after the historic adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), world leaders are convening in New York for the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss how to turn the ambitious Agenda 2030 into a reality for people around the world.

20 September, 2016



UN Headquarters

September 19, 2016

New York

Delivered by Irene Khan, Director-General, IDLO

Check against delivery

9 September, 2016

“As a rule, conflict prevention efforts should always pay enough attention to bringing women to the negotiation table, and not just for the picture,” IDLO’s Director-General Irene Khan emphasized during the Security Jam ‘Beyond conventional security challenges’ brainstorming event.

5 September, 2016

Don Ramón’s* niece took him to the hospital one day with the pretext of a check-up and never came back for him. In his seventies and recovering from a road accident, he had become a burden on the family. 

For 12 years, Alicia slept by the side of a man who beat and abused her, and once left her for dead after attacking her with a pipe.  She felt she had no alternative.

Public Service Center launch, Mariupol
1 September, 2016

‘It is a symbol of new Ukrainian public service. It is also a symbol of change and development for the people in the occupied parts of Ukraine,’ said President Petro Poroshenko at the opening of a Public Service Center in the eastern city of Mariupol in the conflict-ridden Donetsk region.