STATEMENT OF THE DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION
United Nations Preparatory (stocktaking) Meeting in the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
Action Group 1: Human Dimensions
December 5, 2017
International Convention Center
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Effective participation of women in all aspects of justice delivery is an integral part of their participation in public and political life, and a valuable component of governance. It is a human right and a matter of fairness.
The national commission overseeing gender and equality matters in Kenya has published model legislation on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), designed to help county governments effectively protect women and girls from violence.
Sustaining peace in post-conflict countries and ensuring gender equality for women and girls were top of the agenda on day two of IDLO’s 2017 Partnership Forum, held in conjunction with IDLO’s Assembly of Parties at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome on November 28 and 29
ESTABLISHING MEASURES TO IMPLEMENT THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL
On World AIDS Day, IDLO launched a new report: Equal Rights, Equal Treatment, Ending AIDS: Strengthening and expanding HIV-related legal services and rights.
Rome, November 29, 2017 – As the number of conflicts around the world continues to rise, IDLO's Director-General Irene Khan has pointed out that “at the root of popular discontent, fragility and conflict lie problems of injustice, inequality, exclusion and deprivation”.
Rome, November 28, 2017 – Sweden has joined the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), strengthening their partnership and emphasizing the country’s commitment to supporting the rule of law.
Rome, November 28, 2017 – The Republic of Mali has joined the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the only intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law.
Like other countries on the African continent, the Ugandan justice sector faces many challenges. Citizens demonstrate a widespread distrust towards formal justice institutions, which are perceived as corrupt, removed from the communities, expensive and slow to resolve disputes.