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All materials published on this website are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by IDLO or the party credited as the copyright holder of the specific item. None of the materials provided on this website may be used, reproduced or transmitted, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or the use of any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from IDLO, except as provided for in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the IDLO Website.

News-related material can be used as long as the appropriate credit is given and IDLO is previously advised.

To request permission and for further enquiries, please contact:

IDLO Strategic Communications Department
Viale Vaticano, 106 
00165 Roma, Italy 
Email: communications(at)
Telephone: +39 06 40403200 
Facsimile: +39 06 40403232 


The use of this website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions:

(a) The International Development Law Organization ("IDLO") maintains this website (the "Site") as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site ("Users"). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. IDLO grants permission to Users to visit the Site and to download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, "Materials") from the Site for the User's personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific Material within this Site.

(b) The term "IDLO" under the present Terms and Conditions refers to any of IDLO's staff members, consultants, interns, and persons similarly engaged by IDLO, howsoever termed.

(c) IDLO administers this Site. All Material on this Site from IDLO is subject to the present Terms and Conditions.

(d) Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Materials on this Site are those of the various IDLO staff members, consultants and advisers to IDLO who prepared the work and do not necessarily represent the views of IDLO or its Member Parties.

(e) The information contained in the Site, including the use of the names of countries or territories, does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of IDLO or its Member Parties concerning the legal status of any country or of its authorities.



Materials provided on this Site are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. IDLO specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. IDLO periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the Materials on this Site without notice. Under no circumstances shall IDLO be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this Site, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. The use of this Site is at the User's sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall IDLO be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if IDLO has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The Site may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. IDLO does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, any User of the Site or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the User's own risk. Neither IDLO nor any of its information providers or content providers, shall be liable to any User or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of or use of any content herein, or for its timeliness or completeness, nor shall they be liable for any failure of performance, computer virus or communication line failure, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that IDLO is not liable for any conduct of any User.

As a condition of use of the Site, the User agrees to indemnify IDLO and its information providers or content providers from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of the User's use of this Site, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by the User of these Terms and Conditions. If the User is dissatisfied with any Material on the Site or with any of its Terms and Conditions of Use, the User's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

The Site may contain links and references to third-party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of IDLO, and IDLO is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. IDLO provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by IDLO. IDLO recommends that the User reads the Terms and Conditions of any linked websites

If the Site contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities (collectively, "Forums"), the User agrees to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and materials that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example and not as a limitation, the User agrees that when using a Forum, he or she shall not do any of the following:

(a) Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

(b) Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;

(c) Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy and publicity) unless the User owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all consents therefor as may be required by law;

(d) Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer;

(e) Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;

(f) Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;

(g) Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests or chain letters, or download any file posted by another user of a Forum that the User knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. The User acknowledges that all Forums and discussion groups are public and not private communications. Further, the User acknowledges that chats, postings, conferences, e-mails and other communications by other Users are not endorsed by IDLO, and that such communications shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by IDLO.

IDLO reserves the right to remove, for any reason and without notice, any content of the Forums received from Users, including, without limitation, e-mail and bulletin board postings.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

Any dispute or difference involving IDLO arising out of, or in connection with, the Site or the use of the Site which cannot be amicably settled between the parties to such dispute shall be arbitrated in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) then in effect by one arbitrator appointed in accordance with those rules. The arbitration shall take place in Rome, Italy; the language of the arbitration shall be English. Any resulting arbitration decision shall be final and binding on both parties.


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Links to the Website

Links from other websites to this Website are permissible, subject to the approval of the IDLO External Relations unit. All such requests should be directed to the IDLO External Relations unit:

Preservation of Immunities

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of IDLO, which are specifically reserved.

Privacy Policy

IDLO is committed to ensuring the privacy of all Users.

The type and amount of information IDLO receives and stores depends on how Users use the website. Users can access most of our pages without disclosing their identity or revealing any personal information. The Site is hosted externally by Unidata. The IDLO web servers collect anonymous logs during User visits to the Site. This information is used to create aggregate statistics, for example, about when the Site is accessed, the pages which refer Users to the Site, the type of web browsers Users use and which pages are viewed. These statistics help IDLO understand how the Site is used and provide IDLO with valuable information for improving the Site in the future.

IDLO does not collect personally identifiable information (such as Users' name, address, phone number or e-mail address) on the Site unless Users choose to provide it, for example, by subscribing to the IDLO Justice Daily Digest e-mail.

Users e-mail address and other personal data will be retained by IDLO in a secure environment, and will only be used in association with the ongoing contribution, or if the User has opted to receive additional communications, for the purpose of providing such communications. IDLO does not pass Users' personal data to third parties in any form, under any circumstances. While IDLO takes all reasonable and practicable measures to ensure User privacy and security of information pertaining to the User, it cannot guarantee that such information will remain completely secure, and User information may be accessed by unauthorized third parties and used improperly. Transmission of information to IDLO entails a risk on the part of the User.


IDLO reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the Site or any Materials in any respect. IDLO shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.

IDLO reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

No waiver by IDLO of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.

Failure by IDLO to insist on the strict application of these Terms and Conditions shall not be considered as a waiver of its rights under these Terms and Conditions.

For questions regarding any aspect of these Terms and Conditions please contact:

IDLO Viale Vaticano, 106 
00165 Roma, Italy 
Telephone: +39 06 40403200 
Facsimile: +39 06 40403232