Highlights

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.

Burundi - IDLO
30 August, 2016

Participants from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean joined workshops, organized by IDLO in The Hague, Guatemala and Bali, to explore legal frameworks for implementing the Nagoya Protocol.

29 August, 2016

Following a five-month consultative process led by IDLO, the Municipality of San Pedro Sula has adopted a municipal-level policy on HIV/AIDS in the workplace, becoming the first city in Honduras to do so.

The adoption marks a significant step forward in respecting the rights and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Kyrgyzstan Danaker TV debate - IDLO
25 August, 2016

In Kyrgyzstan, research indicates that the population not only distrusts the court system but also knows very little about his or her own legal rights or the role of the judiciary.

Irene Khan at UN High Level Debate on Human Rights
16 August, 2016

‘Human rights and rule of law have to go hand in hand.

IDLO Latin American HIV conference - Colombia
15 August, 2016

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.

Irene Khan at UN HLPF
10 August, 2016

‘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

Ukraine's first 'expedited' marriage
9 August, 2016

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.

Myanmar Fair Trial Training
2 August, 2016

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.

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