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.  

  • 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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ILF Palestine Fact Sheet

    The International Legal Foundation

    2020

    The ILF in Palestine at a glance.

    Palestine

    Legal Aid Access

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  • ILF Tunisia Fact Sheet

    The International Legal Foundation

    2020

    The ILF in Tunisia at a glance.

    Tunisia

    Legal Aid Access

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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