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Irene Khan at the World Humanitarian Summit 2016
24 May, 2016

More than 9,000 participants, including more than 50 Heads of State, joined the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), called by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to demonstrate solidarity in the face of the ‘highest level of human suffering since the Second World War.’

Hossam Helal, IDLO Head of Training for JTTP
12 May, 2016

Hossam Helal is an Egyptian judge, who has worked with IDLO in Afghanistan since 2005 in many roles, including Acting Chief of Party and Head of Training for JTTP.

26 April, 2016

After the brutal rape of a young woman in New Delhi in 2012, the issue of violence against women in India was thrust into the spotlight. The intensity of the national outcry in the aftermath led to the establishment of the Verna Committee, a governmental branch dedicated to addressing the issue of violence against women.

Haiti floods
22 April, 2016

As world leaders attend a signing ceremony at the United Nations in New York to approve the historic ‘Paris Agreement’ on climate change, IDLO highlights the crucial role the rule of law and climate justice policy issues - such as legal certainty, trans

Somali flag
19 April, 2016

In a recent survey, less than 30% of Somalis said that they would resort to the formal justice system in their country to resolve a dispute.

14 April, 2016

IDLO is pleased to announce it membership to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), a voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the transparency of aid, development, and humanitarian resources.

14 April, 2016

IDLO has signed a cooperation agreement with the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy, establishing a firm basis for collaboration between the two organizations on legal issues relating to food, nutrition and agriculture. Opportunities being explored include joint res

31 March, 2016

IDLO mourns the loss of Professor Alfredo Flores Tadiar who was the former Chair of IDLO’s Board of Advisers.  On December 3, 2015, Prof. Tadiar sadly passed from a brain stem infarct.

21 March, 2016

As the World Bank’s annual meeting on Land and Poverty got underway in Washington DC, representatives of governments, civil society, academia, the development community and private sector discussed land policy, challenges, and the latest research on land governance

Afghan Chief Justice visits IDLO
16 March, 2016

“International organizations in Afghanistan often try to reach their goals as if using a raft to cross a river.