The rule of law is emerging as one of the most pressing issues of this century. It is a cornerstone of peace, security, justice and development.
The consultations on, and final form of, what has become known as the 2030 Agenda have made one thing clear: the imperatives of inclusivity, equity and justice are central to the global pursuit for sustainable development. The space for a genuine dialogue about human rights and democratic governance has opened up. This is timely: around the world, the grassroots demand for justice and the rule of law is growing ever more vocal. Substantial investment is now required to satisfy this demand -- not least, through the type of legal frameworks, institutional capacity and legal empowerment that IDLO has long advocated and helped implement.
Explore our work around Post-2015:
In 2015, IDLO and Majority World launched an international photography exhibition about justice, the rule of law and sustainable development called 'In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda'.
Click here to visit the In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda micro-site to read information about the exhibition, learn more about the photographers and view the images.
In many parts of the world, the past year has been marked by flagrant disregard for the rule of law – from mass killings of civilians and deliberate displays of cruelty to horrific violence and discrimination against women and girls, unfair trials and gross miscarriages of justice. Widespread corruption robbed citizens of resources, agency and dignity.
"Experience shows that there can be no gender equality unless women can access justice and dispense justice," IDLO Director of External Relations Judit Arenas has said at the launch of the GQUAL campaign for gender parity in international bodies.
Panel Discussion cosponsored by Italy and Pakistan:
EQUITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE RULE OF LAW ACROSS THE SDGs
From the "what" to the "how”: policy choices; measuring impact; tracking progress.
Side Event: Access to Legal Information
An instrument to empower the power, promote economic growth and engage citizens to partner with governments in achieving inclusive, sustainable growth
La mostra fotografica “Sotto la lente: la giustizia e l’agenda post 2015”, organizzata e curata dall’Organizzazione Internazionale di Diritto per lo Sviluppo (IDLO) e dall’agenzia fotografica Majority World, farà parte dell’edizione 2015 di “Farnesina Porte Aperte
The rule of law must be used as a tool to vindicate the rights of indigenous people and to ensure that development in the post-2015 era protects their lives, livelihoods, resources and environments, urged Judit Arenas, Deputy Permanent Observer of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) to the United Nations.
In 2015, IDLO and Majority World launched an international photography exhibition about justice, the rule of law and sustainable development called 'In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda'. Click here to visit the In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda micro-site to read information about the exhibition, learn more about the photographers and view the images.