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ILF-Nepal Completes Its Two-Year Training Program for Criminal Defense Lawyers

ILF-Nepal has successfully completed a two-year project to train criminal defense lawyers in Nepal. Participants commented that this training was an unqualified success, with many trainees saying they had never before had such a useful training experience. This is a tremendous achievement which has made a real difference in the quality of representation provided by […]

ILF-Nepal and Nepal Bar Association Sign Agreement to Develop Legal Aid Guidelines

ILF-Nepal signed an agreement today with the Nepal Bar Association (NBA) which will improve the quality of legal representation provided to poor persons accused of crimes in Nepal’s courts and quasi-judicial bodies. ILF-Nepal will work with the NBA to develop legal aid guidelines which set forth minimum performance expectations for lawyers who provide legal representation […]

Listen to the ILF’s Executive Director on the Backroom Politics Podcast

The International Legal Foundation’s Executive Director Jennifer Smith appeared on Backroom Politics Radio on May 20th, discussing the work of the ILF and the importance and difficulty of ensuring access to justice for all. The entire episode is available to stream or download online, or you can listen to Jennifer Smith’s segment hosted here. The […]

ILF Wins UN Grant to Strengthen Legal Aid in West Bank

ILF-West Bank attorneys Nael Ghannam, Nour Bustami, and Suad Jawan discuss a case with International Fellow Daniel Breger, an experienced criminal defense lawyer from the United Kingdom (assisted by interpreter Aseel Ibrahim) The International Legal Foundation is pleased to announce that we have received funding for our West Bank office through the United Nations Democracy […]

ILF-Nepal Winter 2013 Case Notes

ILF-West Bank’s Winter 2013 Case Notes are now available. Click here for the .pdf file. Case Notes covers some of the issues that ILF-Nepal’s attorneys are working to address and selected cases of interest. This edition of Case Notes covers the legal aid activities carried out by the ILF-Nepal before the courts and quasi-judicial bodies while representing […]

ILF-Afghanistan Country Director Appointed to Legal Aid Board

ILF-Afghanistan’s country director Shabir Ahmad Kamawal has been appointed to Afghanistan’s Independent Legal Aid Board. This is a prestigious appointment and one that reflects Shabir’s reputation as a dedicated legal aid advocate who has spent years defending Afghanistan’s most vulnerable. The Independent Legal Aid Board was established in 2009 to coordinate and provide oversight to […]

ILF Welcomes Judge Dunstan Mlambo and Ernest Duncan to its Board of Directors

The International Legal Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Judge Dunstan Mlambo and Ernest Duncan, who was also appointed Board Treasurer. Judge Dunstan Mlambo brings three decades of experience as a lawyer and judge in South Africa, and, as the chairperson of Legal Aid South […]

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