International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
IDLO is the only inter-governmental organization with an exclusive mandate to promote the rule of law, IDLO works to make institutions of law and justice work for people.
IDLO provides technical legal assistance and capacity development at the national and local level, often in the poorest and most insecure parts of the world. It works in partnership with local actors and with different legal systems in an enabling and empowering—rather than prescriptive or directive—way.
Since its establishment in 1983, IDLO has worked with over 20,000 legal professionals in 175 countries. Its growing worldwide network – consisting of 47 independent alumni associations and a roster of some 2,500 experts – gives the organization a unique possibility to draw on expertise from around the world.
IDLO was granted Observer Status by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001. It is supported financially by voluntary contributions from governments, multilateral organizations, private foundations and the private sector.
IDLO has its headquarters in Rome, a branch office in The Hague, liaison offices for the United Nations in New York and Geneva, and country offices for Afghanistan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Somalia, South Sudan and Tajikistan.
IDLO has extensive experience in countries emerging from conflict or striving towards democracy. Increasingly it is also working in emerging economies and middle-income countries to strengthen their legal capacity for sustainable development and economic opportunity.
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