During a panel discussion in Geneva, IDLO Director-General Irene Khan suggested that out-of-the-box partnerships, flexibility and investment in innovative ideas could help the international community address the world’s refugee problems.
Unlike most of its neighbors, Costa Rica has enjoyed over six decades of stable democratic government. Its Human Development Index is among the highest in the region.
Despite its record with respect to peace and good governance, the country is not immune to social ills such as gender violence. Not all of it is homegrown: Costa Rica's comparative wealth makes it a magnet for migrants from the region. Some of those crossing its borders in search of better lives are women fleeing abuse in their homelands.
Since 2013, IDLO has been working with the Costa Rican judiciary to provide advice and assistance to women victims of violence.
More than thirty representatives of civil society, human rights groups and international organizations attended an IDLO conference in Colombia, this week, on strengthening and expanding legal services available to people living with HIV and other key population groups in Latin America.
Representatives from government, civil society and the private sector gathered in New York at the United Nations to discuss the importance of promoting equal participation of women in international positions of authority to promote sustainable development.
Experts from nine countries have gathered in Lima, Peru to create a regional access-to-justice model for vulnerable groups. Held over the three days to May 28, the meeting is the first step in a process facilitated by IDLO under the EU-sponsored EUROsociAL II program.
Los avances en el proyecto de orientación y atención a las mujeres víctimas de violencia apoyado por IDLO en Costa Rica fueron presentados en la capital, San José, el 30 de octubre de 2014.
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.
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.
IDLO is working in Costa Rica with the European Union’s EUROsociAL program to empower migrant women and refugees who are victims of violence. The project, supported by Costa Rica’s judiciary and France Expertise Internationale (FEI), provides orientation and legal assistance to vulnerable migrant women, in line with the Brasilia Regulations on Access to Justice.