“Glass ceilings are broken when you uplift others behind you.” Longtime active IAWJ member, Chief Justice Gita Mittal of India retired from the bench as of December 8, 2020. Over the years, many IAWJ members came to know Justice Mittal as someone who was not only an intelligent, brave and insightful jurist, but also one who worked unceasingly to promote equal justice and
IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, Participated as a Panelist in the 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)
The 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) took place virtually from November 30 – through December 5, 2020, and gave prominence to sextortion by featuring two workshops on issues related to it. On December 4, Gender, COVID-19 and Corruption: Mainstreaming Gender in Policy Responses to the Pandemic focused on how the impact of the pandemic and the global recession that will follow make women
As this is Shawna’s last BMT Meeting before she returns to the State Department in a leadership role, I wish to say a few words on behalf of the members of the Board of Managerial Trustees. When Shawna arrived on our doorstep, the IAWJ was in a crisis. There was no money and no real plans for survival. Shawna hit the ground running
As we all know, Leslie served as President of the IAWJ, Chair of the Board of Managerial Trustees, BMT Secretary and Chair of its Personnel Committee. Leslie has devoted her entire legal career to this organization. She has worked tirelessly to support the IAWJ as she traveled the world attending IAWJ and Regional meetings, training programs and biennial conferences. When serious issues arose,
A New Publication, Co-Authored by the Hon. Edith Victoria Coronel Alen, A Paraguayan Adolescent Criminal Judge
This work analyzes, from different perspectives, some general aspects of juvenile justice in Ibero-America, as well as specific aspects of 10 countries in the region, through leading experts in the field. CHAPTER 10 – JUVENILE CRIMINAL PROCESS IN PARAGUAY: ANALYSIS AND EVOLUTION OF THE SYSTEM Although it might be thought that, entering the 21st century, children’s rights are fully established worldwide, their recognition
The World Bank, in Collaboration with the IAWJ, Hosted a Virtual Tribute Event in Honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The discussion featured, among others: Ms. Anne Goldstein, IAWJ Director of Training and Curriculum Development, Professor Judith Resnik, Member of the IAWJ Board of Managerial Trustees and Arthur Liman Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Justice Martha Koome, IAWJ Member and Judge in the Court of Appeal of Kenya. The video recording of the event is available here.
“The Role of Judges and Women Judges in Building a Safer and More Equitable World” by the Hon. Josefa Izaga Pellegrin
In today’s society, we have an imperative, urgent and necessary duty which consists of knowing how to interpret any type of crisis as a challenge and to adopt a new, more humanitarian perspective for a better future, where peace prevails and a better quality of life for all humanity is achieved – for adults, children, adolescents and the new generations that are to
Review of 2020 and Tribute to Justice Ginsberg 2020 has been a year full of challenge and vitality for the IAWJ and its members. While the members were disappointed at the postponement of the 2020 Biennial International Conference due to COVID-19, the IAWJ initiated a series of webinar regarding contingent courthouse operations during the pandemic and the impact on increased domestic violence. These
The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) Hosted a Webinar on “Childhood Law Under Examination”
During the webinar, experts from the association who participated in the AMJE “Report on the Draft Organic Law for the Comprehensive Protection of Children and Adolescents against Violence” analyzed the proposed regulations, in order to assess it and explore possible fields of improvement. To view the video recording, please click here.
I would like to thank the IAWJ for inviting me to comment and share the experience lived by the Honorable Judge Kouloud Elfakih. The subject chosen is specific. It is above all an indication of the attention that the IAWJ pays to women’s rights, gender equality and women’s access to the highest positions of responsibility. What is also different is that we focus