Rights mean little if those entitled to them are not aware they exist. Due process is of doubtful value when you are illiterate, or unable to understand the proceedings. Courts are next to worthless for those who cannot afford the bus fare to reach them. Nor should justice be about courts alone. For all these reasons, legal empowerment is crucial. Part of IDLO's bottom-up (or demand side) approach, it involves equipping people with the knowledge, confidence and skills to realize their rights. Even as we work to improve the functioning of justice systems, we strengthen citizens' capacity to press for justice from below.
The rule of law only exists to the extent that it works for all.
CSW65 | Women Delivering Justice: Achieving Gender Parity in the Justice Sector
Strengthening the Capacities of Women Justice Professionals for Gender-Responsive Justice Delivery and Policy Making
Following the Tunisian revolution of 2011, the new Constitution adopted in 2014 aimed to embed the principle of equality between women and men as well as ensuring the State’s obligation to protect women’s rights. However, despite the reforms to the legal framework in Tunisia to increase protection for women against gender-based violence, justice sector professionals, particularly judges and bailiffs, have limited knowledge, skills and capacity to act as effective gender justice agents, as stipulated by the new Law.
East and Horn of Africa Paralegals Network (EAHPN) Annual Forum
Paralegal networks play a critical role in establishing a link between the informal and formal justice systems in the East and Horn of Africa.
World Justice Challenge Webinar: Access to Justice for All
World Justice Challenge Webinar Event | 16 December 2020 | 16:00 – 17:00 CET
Access to Justice for All and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations for Action
Pandemic Preparedness and Response Project
Sound legal and policy frameworks are key enablers in ensuring effective prevention, detection, and response to Public Health Emergencies of International Concern and other public health risks. The International Health Regulations, developed in 2005, is a legally binding instrument requiring States to develop core capacities for rapid detection of and response to public health emergencies such as COVID-19.
Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle, at the Plenary Session of the 16th World Congress on Public Health
Professor Signorelli, Dr Azzopardi Muscat, fellow panelists and distinguished Congress delegates,
It is a great pleasure to address the 16th World Congress on Public Health.
Webinar - Access to Justice in the Context of COVID-19 in East Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda
Call for sub-project concept notes (Community Justice Programme in Uganda)
IDLO is rolling out a program that aims to secure accessible, quality and sustainable justice services for citizens - particularly those living in rural, poor and other disadvantaged communities. The Community Justice Programme (CJP) supports both state and non-state legal aid, legal empowerment and other justice delivery interventions.