Publications

6 December, 2016
An overview of IDLO's achievements in 2016, when reflecting on the organization's key focus areas of: institutional and legal reform; access to justice; legal solutions for sustainable development and economic opportunity; and policy and thought leadership.
6 December, 2016
IDLO and the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania co-hosted a Pan-African conference in Dar es Salaam on June 1, 2016, which focused on the theme ‘Achieving the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063: The Rule of Law as a Driver of Africa’s Sustainable Development’. The two-day conference, which was made possible with the support of the Government of Italy, gathered more than 100 mainly African participants from over 18 countries and aimed to provide a platform to exchange knowledge, experience...
25 November, 2016
IDLO enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law. Some highlights of our work in 2015 include: ■ Supporting national ownership: We completed our...
8 November, 2016
Aligning freedom of religion or belief policies with international human rights standards often involves a difficult balancing act among rights, and likewise between religious traditions and national security. These and other complex issues are surveyed in Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Law, along with the role of the law in finding solutions that are effective, fair and sustainable. Informed by consultative workshops with funding support from the Government of Italy, Freedom of...
29 June, 2016
As part of IDLO's program in Benin, the Benin Association for Law Development and IDLO, with the support of UNAIDS and OFID (the funding partner), developed the booklet: “Human rights protections in the law related to HIV and AIDS in Benin”. The booklet acts as a law guide for a broad audience in Benin communities, and primarily uses illustrations to communicate HIV/AIDS legal information.
26 February, 2016
This Book documents the emerging electoral jurisprudence and electoral dispute resolution mechanisms under the new regime prescribed in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 (CoK). The Chapters herein are informed by various aspects that came to play during the settlement of electoral disputes that arose following the 2013 General Elections. The ultimate goal is to establish the progress made in creating progressive jurisprudence and the building of responsive dispute resolution mechanisms that...
16 December, 2015
A publication that examines the critical role of the judiciary in the devolution process in Kenya and the ongoing transformation of the country. The new constitution of 2010 brought in a devolved governance system in Kenya, comprising of a national government and 47 county governments. Five years into this process, in the first of two new publications, Kenyan legal experts explore the mandate of the judiciary in ensuring that devolution meets its stated objectives, bringing together different...
7 October, 2015
IDLO enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law. This is our 2014 Annual Report, providing a broad and comprehensive summary of our activities and operating information. For additional financial information, and to download our...
30 September, 2015
IDLO’s study Realizing the Right to Food: Legal Strategies and Approaches has been developed as a practical and substantive resource on using litigation as a means to advance the realization of the right to food. The study is divided into three main sections, exploring how the right to food is defined in international, regional and national legal instruments, and the normative content and state obligations arising from the right (Part I); surveying key factors facing advocates, practitioners...
4 May, 2015
Every day, millions of children in the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia region have their rights violated. They are denied access to school, health care and social benefits, unduly separated from their families, and affected by exploitation, abuse and violence in their homes and communities. Everywhere, groups of children are being left behind, victims of prejudice and discrimination. Among the most vulnerable are children born into poverty, children of ethnic minorities and...
28 October, 2014
Le contenu de cette brochure s'inspire des travaux de la table ronde sur le renforcement de la capacité de la société civile à participer à la lutte contre les crimes économiques et financiers, organisée par l'OIDD les 18 et 19 juin 2014 à Tunis. Le programme de renforcement des capacités en droit pénal économique et financier en Tunisie est financé par les fonds de la Coopération Italienne au Développement.
27 October, 2014
La promoción y protección de los derechos humanos de las personas que viven con el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (PVV) y de las poblaciones clave (las que tienen más probabilidad de exposición al VIH) es una estrategia fundamental para la respuesta mundial al VIH. Además de salvaguardar la dignidad de estos grupos, esta estrategia ha demostrado ser efectiva a la hora de controlar la propagación del virus. En la región, la vulneración de los derechos de las PVV y de las poblaciones clave...
10 September, 2014
2013 was marked by significant growth in IDLO’s programs, its profile, and its political and financial support. Positioning itself as a thought leader as well as a provider of capacity development and technical legal assistance, the organization focused on three areas: building effective institutions; enhancing access to justice; and using legal innovation to promote sustainable development. The largest programs in 2013 continued to be in countries emerging from conflict or moving towards...
25 June, 2014
Violence against women is a global phenomenon, plaguing many women in different countries, albeit it is more apparent in third world countries. Afghanistan is unfortunately among those countries struggling with this phenomenon, due to the violence and complexities resulting from years of war on the one hand and widespread detrimental customs and traditions, antagonistic in many aspects with the Sharia, on the other hand. Given this situation, providing safe shelters for women who are victims...
18 June, 2014
The flurry of debates on the post-2015 development agenda has made one thing clear: in order to address the challenges confronting the international community, a truly transformative approach is required, one that places inclusivity, equity and justice at the center of a global pursuit for sustainable development. The rule of law is key to realizing equitable growth, inclusive social development and environmental sustainability. It must play a central part in this transformative agenda. The...

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