The 2017 ILAC’s Annual General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, culminated with a public seminar on how rebuilding justice systems can assist developing countries in overcoming fragility and the effects of conflict. The speakers brought a wide range of experience on a very concrete question – what are the challenges and the opportunities presented by the […]
ILAC celebrated our Consortium´s 15th anniversary this month in Tokyo at our 2017 Annual General Meeting hosted by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
ILAC, established in 2002, is a Stockholm-based association for legal practitioners and scholars from around the world who offer expert guidance to countries trying to rebuild justice systems after conflict. It is in these challenging contexts where through better planning, coordination, and cooperation technical assistance can be more productive, sustainable, and cost efficient. Through its […]
Stockholm, Sweden — The International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) released a new report at the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development today that recommends how to improve criminal justice sector institutions in the Central African Republic after years of instability. Christian Ahlund, ILAC’s founding executive director and team leader in Bangui, presented key findings […]
As we look forward to 2017, which will mark the 15th Anniversary of ILAC, 2016 provided us with an opportunity to review ILAC’s historical journey and consider how we should position ourselves within the development world as it exists today.
ILAC launched its Syria Rule of Law Assessment Report in New York at an event hosted by Sweden’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations. The Swedish Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador Irina Schoulgin Nyoni, moderated the April 19 event. ILAC’s new report explains how justice is administered throughout Syria after six years of conflict and provides a […]
Stockholm, Sweden — The International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) today released a new report that explains how justice is administered throughout Syria after six years of conflict. ILAC’s Rule of Law Assessment Report, Syria 2017 provides a baseline for future reconciliation efforts with a comprehensive, publicly available account of the current state of the Syrian […]
by Rhodri Williams, Senior Legal Expert, ILAC One of the common challenges facing rule of law and development practitioners is the need to bridge theory and practice; to demonstrate how concrete context can and should shape the application and the development of international policy and standards, and how international policy and standards can and should […]
ILAC congratulates the Ombudsman of Tunisia, Mr Abdessattar Ben Moussa, for his outstanding contributions towards democracy. Mr Ben Moussa and ILAC representatives met this month in Tunis, where they reaffirmed their common goal in strengthening rule of law and public trust in the institutions of that country. The ombudsman is an independent institution created in […]
ILAC congratulates Christian Åhlund, ILAC’s founding Executive Director, for having been honoured with the H.M. The King´s Medal by the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden a prize that recognizes his outstanding efforts in human rights and international humanitarian law. Mr. Åhlund received the 8th size with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim […]
We are delighted to announce that the Japan Federation of Bar Associations will host ILAC’s 2017 Annual General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan this May 11 -13, 2017. Our 2017 AGM promises to be a momentous event as we celebrate ILAC’s 15th anniversary.
ILAC is delighted to welcome Patrick Hartwig to our Finance & Admin department! Patrick has extensive development and administrative experience studying and working abroad throughout Asia and in Brazil. Most recently he worked for IPSOS in Vietnam on market research projects. Besides quantitative research and a primary interest in political economy and development, he has […]
ILAC co-organized a conference on the perspectives on freedom of expression in Sweden and Tunisia after the Revolution at the Faculty of Juridical, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis last week. The event was part of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Swedish Press Act, the world´s first legislation on freedom of expression […]
Mary Robinson, a former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, received the 2016 Stockholm Human Rights Award recognizing her outstanding contribution to the rule of law and human rights. The Stockholm Human Rights Award is given annually by ILAC, the Swedish Bar Association and International Bar Association in recognition of those […]
It is with great pleasure that ILAC announces the extension of an English language training programme for Syrian legal professionals settled in Gaziantep, Turkey. With the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) this project aims to build the capacity of the Syrian legal society in Turkey. In addition to language training, ILAC with AIJA offer Syrian legal professionals access to information […]
ILAC applauds the reopening of the Swedish diplomatic mission in Tunis, Tunisia after it had been closed for over fourteen years. An official ceremony this week hosted by the Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström and attended by her Tunisian counterpart, Khemaies Jhinaoui, and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi marked the Embassy’s official opening. ILAC’s Senior […]
ILAC is delighted to welcome the Tunisian Bar Association (Ordre national des avocats de Tunisie, ONAT) as our newest organizational member! The Tunisian Bar Association is a member of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. As a member of the Quartet, the Tunisian Bar played a prominent role in bringing about true reform […]
ILAC’s Board of Directors met over September 29-October 1, 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico for its annual in person meeting. The Board was kindly hosted by the Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico and its new president, Alejandro Torres Riviera. Founded in 1840 the Colegio is one of the oldest bar associations in the Western […]
Stockholm, Sweden ILAC is delighted to welcome Silvija Tolomanoska as our new head of administration. Silvija was a close ally to ILAC between 2005-2010 when she worked at the Swedish Foreign Ministry with post-conflict rule of law and security and as a negotiator with the Swedish delegation to the United Nations focusing on human rights. […]
Stockholm, October 5, 2016: Sweden´s Ministry for Foreign Affairs hosted a women’s rights workshop in Stockholm this week that ILAC’s Executive Director, Agneta Johansson, and Ambassador to the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in Geneva, Veronika Bard, co-moderated.
Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002, is announced as the 2016 recipient of the Stockholm Human Rights Award. Bestowed annually by the Swedish Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the International Legal Assistance Consortium in recognition of work in the pursuit of advancing international justice and […]
ILAC is delighted to be working with the National Center for State Courts on a new project aimed at improving court management in Tunisia with funding from the U.S. Department of State.
Solna, Sweden – – Given her outstanding contributions, the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) honored Joan D. Winship with lifetime membership at its 2016 Annual General Meeting.
ILAC is delighted to announce our expanded partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Justice. As memorialized with the signing of new amendments to our existing memorandum of understanding this month, ILAC will now work with the Ministry to help improve Tunisia’s court administration.
During the opening day of ILAC’s 2016 Annual General Meeting, ILAC members and partners engaged with the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence Pablo de Greiff in a seminar entitled Breaking the Cycle of Violations: Reforming Judiciaries as Prevention.
ILAC held our 14th Annual General Meeting at our new headquarters in Solna, Sweden on May 18 – 21, 2016. We congratulate our members and secretariat for a successful meeting that resulted in new ILAC governance and programmatic initiatives.
Thursday 19 May 16.00 – 18.00 ILAC/Sipri Signalistgatan 9, Solna While it is a truism that the rule of law is closely linked with transitional justice, the question of how to build complementarity in practice remains unclear. The UN Special Rapporteur on transitional justice issues, Pablo de Greiff, has promoted cooperation across fields of practice […]
Thursday 19 May 14.00 – 15.30 ILAC/Sipri Signalistgatan 9, Solna Five years of intense armed conflict have seen the complete withdrawal or destruction of justice institutions throughout Syria. This has created a legal vacuum and left the population without access to justice.
ILAC is now looking for a new Head of Administration to the secretariat in Solna, Sweden. Application with CV and cover letter to be submitted by 29 May.
April 9, 2016 Stockholm, Sweden – This week ILAC hosted a delegation of highly placed Tunisian legal and judicial experts on an official visit to Stockholm that included meetings with some of Sweden’s most important judicial institutions and participation in the 2016 Stockholm Forum on Security and Development. The Tunisian delegation included presidents of high-level […]