May 2, 2013
IJJO Press Room
We are pleased to inform that the IJJO has recently become one of the 131 partners of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD), which includes a high number of Universities, UN agencies, research centers and civil society representatives. The GFLJD is an initiative of the World Bank to promote collaboration among international and national organizations with a broad spectrum of areas related mainly to law and justice. The IJJO will foster subjects related to the right of the child in conflict with the law and juvenile justice in this international forum. Becoming member of the Global Forum could be considered as recognition of the IJJO work in the field of technical assistance and training in juvenile justice. The Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD) was created in order to provide an innovative and dynamic international system of exchange and knowledge translation to connect World Bank Regions & Networks, client countries, think-tanks, regional and international organizations, International Financial Institutions, and civil society organizations with relevant research and practice to improve development outcomes. The connection of above mentioned organizations and spheres of legal excellence should allow experts and professionals all over the globe to access easily their research outcomes, policies and practice, to foster collaboration and develop technical assistance. The agenda of the GFLJD is divided into sections called Thematic Working Groups (TWGs). TWGs are the core of the forum and provide the platform for co-generation of legal knowledge. TWGs are co-led by intellectual partners that are accountable for the management and outputs of the overall working group. Among the most important TGWs belong “Justice and Rule of Law TGW” and “Law and The Economy TGW”, in both IJJO participates. As partner of the GFLJD, the IJJO will promote the issue of juvenile justice within the thematic groups and will strive to support joint efforts towards promoting a better understanding of the role of law and justice in economic advancement, as well as strengthening the integration of legal and judicial institutions in the development process.