Corruption

IAWJ at UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea | Last month, six of our members from various countries and one of our expert staff members traveled to Seoul to represent the IAWJ at UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues. In a summary released by the UNODC, it highlights that the meeting was crucial because judiciaries worldwide face similar challenges in guaranteeing judicial integrity and independence.
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IAWJ at UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues in Seoul

B20, C20 and W20 commit to fighting sextortion

Buenos Aires, Argentina | The B20 (Business 20), C20 (Civil 20) and W20 (Women 20), three of the G20 engagement groups, released a joint statement after their 2018 Summit in Buenos Aires were they commit to fighting sextortion. The groups says in the statement: “Corruption stands in the way of gender equality. It exacerbates gender disparities, increasing or at least perpetuating social inequalities
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B20, C20 and W20 commit to fighting sextortion

IAWJ Former President, Hon. Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Wrote an Op Ed for the UNODC

IAWJ Former President, Hon. Teresita Leonardo de Castro, from the Philippines, wrote an Op Ed for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) discussing Sextortion, which is “the abuse of power to obtain a sexual benefit or advantage.” In the article titled “Exposing and Preventing Sextortion in the Judiciary“, Justice Leonardo de Castro highlighted that “sextortion violates fundamental ethical standards, because even if
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IAWJ Former President, Hon. Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Wrote an Op Ed for the UNODC

Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis

Launch of a Report on Justice and Accountability in Guatemala by the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) Washington, DC, USA | On October 10, the IAWJ, together with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA Roli), the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) launched ILAC’s latest Rule of
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Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis

IAWJ at the Council on Foreign Relations “Corruption, Gender Inequality, and the MeToo Movement”

NEW YORK, June 12th | The International Association of Women Judges was invited to speak at a Roundtable at the Council on Foreign Relations. The roundtable was called “Corruption, Gender Inequality and the MeToo Movement”. Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CFR and Member of the IAWJ’s Board of Managerial Trustees, moderated the roundtable. Bettinger-Lopez lead the discussion between the two speakers,
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IAWJ at the Council on Foreign Relations “Corruption, Gender Inequality, and the MeToo Movement”

IAWJ Participates in Global Judicial Integrity Network Launch

VIENNA, AUSTRIA | Earlier this week the IAWJ were part of the launch of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Judicial Integrity Network (GJIN). The GJIN has been created to use as a platform to share good practices and to help “promote a culture of lawfulness” under the Doha Declaration. At the launch there was representation form different states from all
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IAWJ Participates in Global Judicial Integrity Network Launch

World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week Featured a Panel on Sextortion

On Wednesday, 08 November 2017, IAWJ Senior Adviser, Ms. Nancy Hendry, was interviewed by Tazeen Hasan, of the World Bank, in a panel titled, “When the Bribe Isn’t Money: Combating ‘Sextortion’ as a Corrupt Practice.” Sextortion is a global phenomenon that has a devastating impact on women and other vulnerable persons. Sextortion occurs when an individual entrusted with authority abuses their power in
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World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week Featured a Panel on Sextortion

IAWJ Member Participates in Discussion on Corruption, Impunity & Institutional Crisis in Guatemala

On 31 August 2017, IAWJ member, Claudia Escobar, joined Michael Camilleri, Johan Creamer, and Adriana Beltran for a conversation about corruption, impunity, and the ongoing political crisis in Guatemala following President Jimmy Morales’ attempt to fire Iván Velásquez. The Dialogue hosted this discussion in Washington, DC. Iván Velásquez is the commissioner of the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). Guatemala’s political
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IAWJ Member Participates in Discussion on Corruption, Impunity & Institutional Crisis in Guatemala