Bratislava March 2019: The European Parliament condemns the “continuous efforts of a growing number of EU member state governments to weaken the rule of law, the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary”.
The International Development Law Organization (“IDLO“) makes legal empowerment central to its work. Its ‘bottom up’ approach aims to equip people with the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to realize their rights. Legal Empowerment Strengthens Rights for Girls and Young Women From 2016-2018 IDLO worked with girls and young women in Tanzania and Uganada […]
Legal empowerment thinking emphasizes the importance of building public awareness about law and what it can do. It suggests that rule of law projects should focus on providing justice services to people. Tangible benefits to communities help to prove that law works.
Canada’s Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has found that the Prime Minister of Canada contravened Canada’s Conflict of Interest Act by interfering in a criminal prosecution. The story begins with allegations of fraud and corruption.