Welcome to the International Legal Foundation

Created in 2001, the ILF is an international nongovernmental organization that assists post-conflict and transitional countries in establishing public defender systems that provide effective, quality criminal defense services for the poor. It is guided by two fundamental principles: that laws must be drafted with an appreciation of the cultural realities of the country in which they will function; and that defense lawyers—as guardians of due process—are indispensable to any fair system of justice and must be provided to anyone accused of a crime.

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This November, the International Legal Foundation will honor the International Fellows who have helped transform the criminal justice systems of Afghanistan, Nepal, the West Bank, and Tunisia. Tickets to this gala event can be purchased here.

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