President Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo

Poder Judicial de Entre Rios

Laprida, Argentina

Dr. Susana E. Medina was appointed as the new Director of the Dr. Juan Bautista Alberdi Institute for Judicial Training and Improvement of the Province of Entre Ríos by General Agreement No. 06 /14 of the Supreme Court of the Province of Entre Rios. She is currently the Vice-President of the High Court and President of the Labour Chamber. The new Director served three terms as President of the Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de Argentina (AMJA) from 2009-2016. She is the 2016-2018 President of the International Association of Women Judges, an organization where she has previously held the positions of Vice-President, Treasurer and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Medina is also a member of the Committee on Access to Justice of the Supreme Court of Justice of Argentina. In this position, she has implemented various programs, such as “La Justicia va a los barrios,” which brings the service of justice closer to people within city limits, “Oficina Rural Móvil,” which takes the service of justice to the countryside, and “Oficina Flotante e Itinerante,” which takes the same service to the southern islands of Entre Ríos.

Hon. Susana Medina was designated as Member of the Council of Notables of the National Commission for the Stipulation of Punitive Measures against Gender Violence (CONSAVIG) by Resolution No. 1592/11 of the Ministerio de Gobierno, Justicia y Derechos Humanos de la Nación (Ministry of Government, Justice and Human Rights). She is a member of the Association of Magistrates and Officers of Entre Rios (AMFPJER), the Argentinian Association of Labour Law, and co-Founder of the Argentinian Association of Victimology. She is also a former professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos (UADER), Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) and Escuela Superior de Oficiales de la Policía de Entre Ríos.

Dr. Medina is a women’s rights activist and the author of numerous works on gender issues. She has taken part in national and international conferences as a lecturer and organizer.