Posted In: April 2013

ILF and UNODC Host Side Event at CCPCJ in Vienna

On April 25, the ILF and UNODC will host a side event parallel to the 22nd UN Conference on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna: Building Public Defender Systems in Post-Conflict and Transitional Settings Providing High-Quality and Cost-Effective Legal Representation The aim of the meeting is to focus attention on the benefit of public defender […]

ILF-Afghanistan Meets with Justice Officials and OSF

ILF-Afghanistan’s country director, Mr. Shabir Ahmad Kamawal, recently met with the Deputy Minister of Justice for Legal Affairs, the head of the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association, and the head of Open Society Afghanistan in Kabul to discuss rule of law issues in Afghanistan. Mr. Kamawal spoke about the process of integrating ILF-Afghanistan with the Ministry of Justice’s […]

ILF Executive Director Participates in Kazakhstan Criminal Defense Roundtable

Jennifer Smith, the ILF’s executive director, recently travelled to Kazakhstan to participate in an expert roundtable discussion on enhancing the role of defense lawyers in protecting constitutional rights and freedoms in criminal proceedings. As Kazakhstan reforms its criminal procedure code, Smith highlighted the importance of ensuring that accused persons have access to a defense lawyer […]

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