La Ministra de Justicia de Paraguay, Sheila Abed, el Viceministro de Justicia Ever Martínez y el Director de Acceso a Justicia, Weldon Black Zaldívar, presenciaron el acto de presentación de los avances en la orientación y asistencia legal a personas en situación de vulnerabilidad, en el marco del Proyecto Servicio de Orientación Legal (SOL)<
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.
Durante los días 6 y 7 de noviembre se presentaron en Lima, Perú, los resultados del proyecto de acceso a la justicia llevado a cabo en el país por IDLO con el apoyo del Programa EUROsociAL II de la Unión Europea.
While the justice sector in Afghanistan has progressed since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, legal awareness and access to justice throughout the country are still lagging behind. A 2016 World Justice Project report found that only 23 per cent of Afghan citizens used the formal justice system to settle disputes, and less than half reported to have trust in the state courts. As a result, and combined with the pressure of social norms, potential justice users, particularly women, are deterred from using the formal system and are often unable to obtain fair remedies for grievances
El sábado 4 de octubre de 2014, los jóvenes que colaboran con los Centros de Acceso a la Justicia de Buenos Aires capital, presentarán en el Barrio Carlos Mugica (Villa 31), el vídeo titulado “No te cuelgues”, producido en el marco de un proyecto de acceso al derecho ejecutado por IDLO en colaboración con el Ministerio de Justicia argentino y financiado por la Unión Europea a través del Program
Algunos de los jóvenes que colaboran con los Centros de Acceso a la Justicia instalados por el Ministerio de Justicia argentino en las villas y barrios populares de Buenos Aires capital, recorrieron la semana pasada las calles de la Villa 31 informando a los vecinos sobre un festival que se realizará en el barrio el día sábado 4 de octubre de 2014.
Earlier this year, climate justice advocate and former UN official Mary Robinson told IDLO that climate change exacerbated vulnerability and made access to justice even harder.
The truth of her words stares you in the face as you drive through the streets of Asunción.
SAN JOSE, 25 de octubre del 2012 – El programa EUROsociAL II, y la Organización Internacional del Derecho para el Desarrollo, IDLO en calidad de socio operativo, organizaron un Taller Regional de Necesidades y Prioridades para la Divulgación de Derechos de Población en Condición de Vulnerabilidad en San José, Costa Rica.
Orientación y servicios legales para el acceso al derecho
When you think of a border, you think guards, passport controls, fences, bits of barbed wire maybe. In the northern Costa Rican department of Upala, bordering with Nicaragua, you will find none of that.
Buenos Aires – April 10, 2013— For youth growing up in deprived neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, education is not always a top priority. Making a living, caring for family and a myriad of other factors often take precedence.
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.
In recent years, Jordan has taken steps and demonstrated political will to reform the justice sector and promote mediation and alternative dispute resolution as means not only to reduce court congestion and shorten the litigation process, but also to guarantee transparent and fair trials. Despite the use of mediation for several years, interest in mediation faded, and it is no longer perceived as a reliable mechanism for dispute resolution. There is therefore a strong need to re-establish mediation as an effective dispute resolution mechanism in the country.
For over 15 years, IDLO has been assisting the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan develop accessible, accountable, effective and efficient justice sector institutions. While significant progress has been made, many challenges remain, frequently perceived to be rooted in the ongoing conflict, the impact of insecurity and the public’s fear for their safety. There is a strong need to address the concerns and goals of the justice sector and find innovative solutions and methods to strengthen its resilience.
Indonesia's Attorney-General’s Office (AGO) has identified differences between its methods for measuring the budget it needs to handle cases and the methods used by other bodies, including the Ministry of Finance, the National Planning and Development Agency and the State Audit Board. If the AGO's initial budget needs are not assessed correctly, this could potentially lead to a misjudgment of its budget allocation, its burn rate and expenditure, and its budget performance.
In Indonesia, with its civil law system, many scholars believe that lecturers do not have any obligation to use case law or jurisprudence, including among judges. This causes stagnant development of the law both in practice and theory. Therefore, integrating case law into education will not only be beneficial to both student and lecturer, but also for the judges so they can employ better consideration when making their decisions or verdicts.