Resources

The ILF advances global research on access to justice and has developed guidelines and practical tools that promote quality legal aid. Below, find select ILF publications and other resources to which we have contributed.  

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Guidance for Legal Aid Providers to Protect Health and Human Rights of Detainees

The International Legal Foundation

2020

This tool is intended to empower legal aid providers with a framework for actions they can take to address the COVID-19 pandemic and limit the severity of the impact on people in detention.

Global

COVID-19

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Legal Aid Best Practices

Advising and Requesting Release of Those at Risk in Myanmar’s Detention Centers and Prisons, as Coronavirus Spreads

Yangon Justice Centre, Mawlamyaing Justice Centre, Colors Rainbow, Thazin Legal Aid Group, International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) and the International Legal Foundation (ILF)

2020

A letter proposing urgent action to protect the health and safety of those who are in detention centers and prisons across Myanmar.

Myanmar

COVID-19

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Advocacy & Policy Guidance

Urgent Call to Action to the Minister of Justice and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council on COVID-19 Justice Sector Response

The International Legal Foundation

2020

An urgent call to action on COVID-19 recommendations to the Tunisian MOJ and HCJ.

Tunisia

COVID-19

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Advocacy & Policy Guidance

Call to Release Those at Risk in Nepal’s Detention Centers and Prisons

The Public Defender Society of Nepal and The International Legal Foundation

2020

The Public Defender Society of Nepal and the International Legal Foundation
jointly propose the Government of Nepal take action to reduce overcrowding in Nepal’s detention centers, jails and prisons.

Nepal

COVID-19

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Advocacy & Policy Guidance

Appeal from Human Rights Groups and Legal Aid Providers to Reduce Risk and Arrange for Hearings through Technology

The Public Defender Society of Nepal and The International Legal Foundation

2020

Human rights organizations in Nepal propose specific action to protect justice sector workers and prevent court closures.

Nepal

COVID-19

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Advocacy & Policy Guidance

ILF Palestine Fact Sheet

The International Legal Foundation

2020

The ILF in Palestine at a glance.

Palestine

Legal Aid Access

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Fact Sheet

Practice Principles to Ensure Quality Legal Aid: Towards a Global Consensus

The International Legal Foundation

2018

A Comparative Study of laws and standards around the world.

Global

Quality Representation

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Research & Reports

Handbook on Ensuring Quality of Legal Aid Services in Criminal Justice Processes

United Nations

2016

From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, practical guidance and promising practices from around the world.

Global

Quality Representation

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Legal Aid Best Practices

Juvenile Justice in the West Bank: Analysis and Recommendations for Reform

The International Legal Foundation and The United Nations Development Programme

2014

This report presents findings, observations, and recommendations from research on juveniles in the criminal justice system of the West Bank.

Palestine

Children & Youth

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Research & Reports

The Right to Counsel as a Safeguard in Afghanistan

International Review of the Red Cross. Volume 93 Number 881.

2011

This article examines the right to counsel in Afghanistan and the indispensable role that defence lawyers are playing in the development of the justice system.

Afghanistan

Legal Aid Access

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Research & Reports

Urgent Call to Action to Relevant Afghan Authorities on COVID-19 Justice Sector Response

The International Legal Foundation

2020

To safeguard the fundamental rights of all Afghans during the outbreak of COVID-19, ILF Afghanistan delivered an urgent call to action to Afghanistan's justice and judicial sector.

Afghanistan

COVID-19

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Advocacy & Policy Guidance

Urgent Call to Action to the President of the Republic of Tunisia to Protect Prisoners from COVID-19

The International Legal Foundation

2020

An urgent call to action on COVID-19 recommendations to the President of Tunisia.

Tunisia

COVID-19

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Advocacy & Policy Guidance

Protect Children: A Letter to the Supreme Court of the Union

The International Legal Foundation

2020

In collaboration with Legal Clinic Myanmar, Legal Knowledge Sharing Group, and International Bridges to Justice, we've asked the Supreme Court of Myanmar to issue a directive that will protect the rights of children and keep them out of detention centers amidst COVID-19.

Myanmar

COVID-19

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Advocacy & Policy Guidance

Appeal from Human Rights Groups and Legal Aid Providers to Protect At-Risk Detainees in Nepal

The Public Defender Society of Nepal and The International Legal Foundation

2020

Human rights organizations in Nepal propose specific action to protect the lives and health of people in detention.

Nepal

COVID-19

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Advocacy & Policy Guidance

Roadmap for Increasing Access to Justice Amidst COVID-19

4th International Conference on Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems

2020

This document captures calls to action from participants of the 4th International Conference on Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems-held virtually in September 2020.

Global

Legal Aid Access

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Advocacy & Policy Guidance

Using Data to Improve Access to Justice for Women In Tunisia

The International Legal Foundation

2019

Research Paper (Draft) on the Quality of Legal Aid Services Provided to Women and Other Vulnerable Accused in Tunisia.

Tunisia

Gender

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Research & Reports

Measuring Justice

The International Legal Foundation

2016

The ILF’s flagship publication on defining and evaluating quality for criminal legal aid providers.

Global

Legal Aid Access

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Legal Aid Best Practices

Advocacy: Justice and the SDGs

The Transparency, Accountability, & Participation (TAP) Network

2016

A toolkit on how to translate international justice commitments into national reform for civil society, activists, and policy practitioners.

Global

SDG16+

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Advocacy & Policy Guidance

UN Principals and Guidelines on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems

United Nations

2013

United Nations General Assembly Resolution and related annexes on the right to criminal legal aid.

Global

Legal Aid Access

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Legal Aid Best Practices

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