International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

About International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

The IDLO is an intergovernmental organization focusing on development and rule of law. They work to empower people and communities in the areas of human and civil rights, and they work with governments to build capacity to ensure and protect these rights. Their primary areas of work include rule of law, women and girls, economic opportunity, peace and democracy, public health, access to justice, and sustainability. IDLO prides itself in being the only intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting rule of law. They are connected to the Hague and the United Nations, working to contribute to conversations about human rights and development.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns, Lobbying


Creating a culture of justice

Country Offices

Afghanistan, Honduras, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mali, Mongolia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States


Founded: 1983
Location (HQ): Italy
Scope: Global
Focus area: All human rights

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