International Development Law Organization

Legal Aid for All Afghans

In December 2006, IDLO assisted graduates from its Defense Lawyers Training in launching a nationwide Afghan movement to promote access to justice and legal awareness, and pro­vide legal aid services to the poor. Ever since, IDLO has supported and improved legal aid in Afghanistan through training, technical assistance, monitoring, evaluation and financial support.

As of early 2014, more than 160 lawyers and support staff provide legal aid in 24 Afghan provinces. They have handled over 7,000 criminal and civil cases. Approximately 5300 men, 590 women and 1300 juveniles have benefitted from legal representation.