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25 July, 2013

The letter that was sent by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, with relation to the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), contains a number of factual errors and speculative assertions based on incorrect or incomplete information.

25 July, 2013

IDLO has over 30 years of experience in providing legal training for more than 25,000 people in the developing world, and has been working in Afghanistan since 2002. As an inter-governmental organisation, Afghanistan is also a member state of IDLO and this relationship further strengthens our engagement and effectiveness with local authorities and partners.

9 July, 2013

Rome, July 9, 2013 – Today, the International Development Law Organization welcomed a delegation of 16 members of the Tajik judiciary to Italy. The delegation, consisting of 15 judges and the Head of the Judicial Training Centre of Tajikistan, is attending a 10 day apprenticeship at the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura and Italian courts.

8 July, 2013

In the last week of June, in one of the world’s most visually evocative cities, an agreement was reached with major repercussions for the visually impaired: the Marrakesh Treaty on Facilitating Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind.

5 July, 2013

Rome, July 5, 2013 – The International Development Law Organization celebrated the graduation of 24 participants from a record 20 countries who enrolled in the training course “The Dos and Don’ts of Technology Licensing for Developing Countries”.

3 July, 2013

IDLO’s Judit Arenas* has highlighted the rule-of-law aspects of securing justice for children in the developing world. Speaking at an EU-UNICEFconference in Brussels, she described children as highly vulnerable.

2 July, 2013

Statement Delivered By The International Development Law Organization
ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review

In July 2013, IDLO delivered the following statement to the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review in Geneva, Switzerland on “Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture.”


2 July, 2013

IDLO Director-General Irene Khan has spoken strongly in favor of incorporating gender concerns into any effort to reform Bangladesh’s weak labor safety culture. Speaking in Paris, at a panel discussion on Business and Human Rights hosted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Ms.

1 July, 2013
Most people in the world do not take it for granted that state institutions such as the police and courts can or will provide justice and security for them. Written by practitioners and academics, the contributions to this volume suggest that international development programming should focus on „what works‟ and what is seen as legitimate justice and security, rather than on „what ought to be‟, based on Western normative frameworks. This means engaging with the variety of justice and security...
19 June, 2013

The Conference of the UN’s food agency, FAO, is taking place this week, against a backdrop of mixed news. Dozens of countries have halved the number of their citizens going hungry, meeting a key component of the first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) three years before the target date of 2015. The other component, extreme poverty eradication, is also making great strides.

19 June, 2013

IDLO welcomes the decision by the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS Council to push back to July 2021 a deadline for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to meet their Intellectual Property obligations.

23 May, 2013

“Biodiversity is not about saving one plant or bird at a time.”

So what is it about?

“Linkages,” explains IDLO’s Yolanda Saito, before pointing out that we should stop worrying about this or that cuddly species, and focus on the whole.

9 May, 2013

May 9, 2013 - The head of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Bangladesh, Mizanur Rahman, has described the loss of life at the collapsed Rana Plaza textile factory as one of the most tragic incidents in his country’s recent history – but he insisted that any pullout by Western clothes retailers from what is seen as a severely tainted industry would be catastrophic for local workers.


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