Events 

World Congress on Justice with Children

The ILF is co-organizing two panels at this year’s World Congress on Justice With Children. Register to join.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

7:00 AM NYC/ 5:45 PM Kathmandu: 


Asia Regional Session

Title: Strategic Litigation and Enhanced Public Governance to Address Systemic Injustices Against Children Facing Poverty and Marginalization.

Description:

In Asia and around the world, racial, ethnic, religious and gender disparities pervade juvenile justice systems. This means that children and young people from poor and otherwise marginalized communities come into contact with the justice system at disproportionately high rates. Unfortunately, justice systems are unprepared to meet the specific needs of children and young people in contact with the law. Convened by The ILF, OECD, and UNICEF, this panel of experts will probe key drivers of contact with the justice system for poor and marginalized children and young people, and share practical strategies to improve public governance, fill service gaps, and fight in the courtroom to tackle injustices.

Banner WCJWC - V.png

World Congress on Justice with Children

The ILF is co-organizing two panels at this year’s World Congress on Justice With Children. Register to join.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

9:00 AM NYC / 4:00 PM Amman: 


MENA Regional Session

Title: Legal aid & children in the MENA region: addressing gaps and highlighting opportunities – A journey through Arab countries experiences.

Description:

COVID-19 and regional instability have had negative impacts on governments, private entities and judicial institutions in the MENA region. This has led to even greater challenges for child justice systems. The ILF in partnership with Terres Des Hommes will convene a panel of experts to discuss the need for child-friendly legal aid to ensure access to justice-- especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will share case study examples from Tunisia and Palestine highlighting restorative justice and mediation practices, and examples from Iraq and Jordan with a focus on legal aid for children accused on national security grounds and legal safeguards and judicial process limitations, respectively. 

Banner WCJWC - V.png

UN CCPCJ Side Event
ILAN: Strengthening the International Legal Aid Network to Achieve Justice for All

Thursday, May 20, 2021
14:10 - 15:00 Vienna Time 

Description: 

This event will highlight efforts to strengthen the International Legal Aid Network (ILAN) as a means to address the global crisis in access to justice, in line with the Kyoto Declaration and recent discussions at the UN Crime Congress. See full event details here. (link the below link) https://www.unodc.org/res/commissions/CCPCJ/session/30_Session_2021/side_event_program_thu_20-05_html/Flyer_ILAN_Argentina.pdf



Organized by: Argentina with the support of South Africa and the United States, and the Asociación Interamericana de Defensorías Públicas (AIDEF), the Business Leaders for Justice Coalition, the International Legal Foundation, the Legal Aid Service Georgia, and the UNODC Justice Section

Screen Shot 2021-05-13 at 12.28.39 PM.pn

UN CCPCJ Side Event
Tackling Criminalization of the Poor and Most Marginalized 

Friday, May 21, 2021
14:10 - 15:00 Vienna Time 

Description:

Experts and practitioners from several regions will discuss strategies and successes in tackling offenses used to target and criminalize the poor and most marginalized members of our societies. Full event details

The event has been organized by The International Legal Foundation with the support of Fair Trials, Open Society Foundations, and Penal Reform International

Screen Shot 2021-05-13 at 12.28.55 PM.pn
ILAC 2020_online logo _FINAL_ENG.png

Description:

The International Conference on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems will hold a special virtual convening on legal aid amidst COVID-19 to continue to achieve progress on equal access to justice for all as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda and to strengthen access to quality legal aid services for the poor and vulnerable.

The Public Defender's Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro will host the virtual conference together with the International Legal Foundation (ILF), the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and in collaboration with the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the National College of General Public Defenders of Brazil (CONDEGE), the Public Defender's Office of the Union, and the National Association of Public Defenders of Brazil (ANADEP).

2_0351.JPG

Voices of SDG16+:
Stories for Global Action

Description:

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the ILF was featured in a virtual side event during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum to discuss how the organization is advancing SDG16+ in Palestine.

The ILF was one of five organizations selected as finalists in the Voices of SDG16+ video campaign, which asked individuals and organizations around the world to share their “best practices and extraordinary efforts being undertaken towards SDG16+ at the national and local levels, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.”

The event showcased a video illustrating the work of the ILF’s Palestine team followed by a presentation from Ghadanfar Kamanji, the ILF’s Country Director in Palestine

VoicesofSDG16_header_new1-1024x532.jpg

Community Conversation:

Nepal from Case #1 to COVID-19

July 1, 2020 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

[This event has ended]

Description:

In 2008, the ILF established the first independent public defender office in Nepal. A decade later, the Nepal team is now locally-led as the Public Defender Society of Nepal (PDS-Nepal). PDS-Nepal has grown into a premier legal aid institution. The team has led numerous criminal justice reforms, provided critical advocacy in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake.  

 

Today, they are fighting on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis in Nepal, where police brutality and strict lockdown measures have threatened human rights and due process. 

 

Join us for a discussion with ILF Country Representative and Director of the Public Defender Society of Nepal Ajay Shankar Jha Rupesh. From the ILF’s early days in Nepal to today’s pandemic, Mr. Shankar Jha Rupesh will reflect on the program’s evolution, biggest challenges, and the strategies that have worked in the fight for justice in Nepal.

20190826_Nepal_Lalitpur District Court,

The ILF’s Community Conversations aim to provide a space to reimagine, recommit, and reinspire

all of us who care about building a more just world.