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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 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 […]

ILF Advocacy Director Speaks at Michigan Law School’s ‘Human Rights Week’

ILF advocacy director Jennifer Smith recently addressed students at Michigan Law School to kick off Michigan Law’s annual “Human Rights Week,” which focused on detention issues within the US and abroad. Ms. Smith focused on the global crisis of excessive pretrial detention, which can be alleviated through the adequate implementation of the right to counsel […]

ILF Hosts UN General Assembly Side Event on Access to Legal Aid

On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, the International Legal Foundation co-hosted a high-level side event along with the Republic of South Africa and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime on “Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems.” The panelists provided commentary about their countries’ strategies and challenges in providing effective and efficient criminal legal […]

UN High-Level Meeting on Rule of Law

ILF encourages the world’s leaders to address the global crisis in indigent defense…

Panel Discussion in Washington DC with Country Program Staff

On Wednesday May 14, 2012, staff from the ILF country programs will be participating in a panel discussion hosted by the Open Society Institute in Washington, DC.  The ILF’s advocacy director, Jennifer Smith, will be moderating. The topic will be “Effective Indigent Criminal Defense in Post Conflict and Transitional Settings: Advances and Challenges”. The panel […]

ILF joins Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development as a Founding Partner

The ILF has joined the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development as a Founding Partner. The Global Forum, an initiative of the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency, aims to provide an innovative and dynamic platform for knowledge exchange on issues related to law and development. The ILF looks forward to actively participating in this […]

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