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.
The ILF recently co-hosted the International Conference on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems. For information on this high-level conference, please follow our Facebook and Twitter pages, or click on the image below for detailed background information. The outcome document for this conference, known as the Johannesburg Declaration, can be found here.
Sign up for ILF News and Updates
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.
Applications are now being accepted for International Fellowships in Nepal and the West Bank.
A position is available at ILF-Nepal. The dates for the ILF-Nepal fellowship are June to September 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.