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.
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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Immediate: Fellowship Position Available in Tunisia
The International Legal Foundation (ILF) is currently seeking a qualified lawyer to immediately fill a mentoring position in ILF’s new Tunisia pilot program. The international fellow position will begin in September 2014. Mentors should have a minimum of five years of experience as a public defender and should have experience handling major felony cases. Experience training and supervising lawyers is a plus. Fluency in French or Arabic is required.
Volunteer Clinical Teaching Opportunity in the West Bank
A volunteer position is open in the West Bank for lawyers experienced in teaching or supervising law students or in running a clinical defense clinic. The remaining dates for this teaching opportunity are September to December 2014. Please see the announcement below for more information.
A position is available at ILF-West Bank. The dates for the ILF-West Bank fellowships are September to December 2014. Please see the announcement below for more information.