International Development Law Organization

Speeches and Advocacy

15 May, 2013
This piece was originally published in The New York Times. Out of the rubble of a garment factory, just outside Dhaka, hundreds of bodies of women are brought to light, shalwar kameez and saris vivid against death’s pallor. In the capital itself, meanwhile, Islamic extremists burn buses, loot...
29 April, 2013
This piece was originally published in Huffington Post. By Irene Khan, Director-General, IDLO As we mark World Intellectual Property Day, much of the debate has been focusing on access to life-saving medicines in the developing world. The echo endures of the Indian move to refuse the...
13 December, 2012
This piece was originally published in the World Economic Forum blog. By Irene Khan, Director-General, IDLO I’m not an economist but the principle of supply and demand strikes me as a wonderful principle to apply to justice and the rule of law, and a good yardstick to assess their...
23 July, 2012
This article by Naomi Burke-Shyne was originally published in Devex. The global approach to HIV has been overwhelmingly a medical and epidemiological one. While this has delivered great therapeutical advances, it has also pathologized perceptions of the virus and further marginalized those...
15 June, 2012
This piece was originally published in the Huffington Post By Irene Khan, Director-General, IDLO As the world gathers in Rio, legal and institutional reforms remain key to delivering sustainable development. Yet effective national laws to further this goal are few and far between; court...

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