Europe/Middle East

Judge Mina Sougrati Writes Op-Ed for UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network

IAWJ’s Secretary and Treasurer, and President of the Union of Moroccan Women Judges (UMWJ), the Hon. Mina Sougrati wrote an Op-Ed for UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network titled “Leading by Example: Corruption Reporting Mechanisms in the Moroccan Judiciary.” New opinion piece from the Global #JudicialIntegrity Network is out! Judge Mina Sougrati of @IntlWomenJudges explains how Moroccan judiciary works on improving corruption reporting processes
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Judge Mina Sougrati Writes Op-Ed for UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network

The National Association of Women Judges – US Hosted a Delegation of Georgia Women Judges

IAWJ judges from the National Association of Women Judges – US (NAWJ) met with a delegation of Georgian women judges in various cities within the US.  The delegation was led by Supreme Court Justice Ekaterina Gasitashvili. IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz met with them at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (pictured above). Following that meeting, they met with judges of the
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The National Association of Women Judges – US Hosted a Delegation of Georgia Women Judges

The Association of Women Judges of Spain Publishes Statement Claiming that​ in the Absence of Women in the Judicial Leadership, Positive Action Measures and Compliance with Regulations to Achieve Parity

The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) published a statement on their website that claims that, in the absence of women in the judicial leadership, there is a need for positive action measures and compliance with regulations to achieve parity. This statement was drafted as a response to an official picture of the opening of Spain’s 2019-2020 judicial year, which showed only
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The Association of Women Judges of Spain Publishes Statement Claiming that​ in the Absence of Women in the Judicial Leadership, Positive Action Measures and Compliance with Regulations to Achieve Parity

IAWJ Board Member, the Hon. Gloria Poyatos Makes a Pioneer Sentence for Women’s Rights in the Workplace

IAWJ Board Member and President of the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE), the Hon. Gloria Poyatos has made a pioneer decision in her court. According to CincoDías, the Superior Court of Justice of Canarias has increased to 20,500 euros the sanction imposed to a hotel in Lanzarote for “not performing a specific ergonomic evaluation of the working conditions of the maids”.
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We Are Sisters in Law

Travelling to Kiev, Ukraine, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley spoke at the Ukrainian Women Lawyers Association Second All-Ukrainian Forum entitled “Women in the Legal Profession:  Visibility, Advocacy and  Influence”.   The program was sponsored by the USAID New Justice Program and the Ukraine-Canada Project. The forum united over 200 women lawyers and judges from throughout Ukraine.  Judges from all levels of courts and jurisdictions, including the Ukraine Supreme
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We Are Sisters in Law

The Association of Women Judges of Spain Publishes a “Manifest for a Childhood Free of Sexist Violence”

The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) published on their website a “Manifesto for a Childhood Free of Sexist Violence,” due to the “urgent need to for a comprehensive, quick and effective protection of mothers and their children.” The association highlights that since 2003, in Spain, 1,010 women have been killed by their partners or former partners. Moreover, since 2013, 29 children
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The Association of Women Judges of Spain Publishes a “Manifest for a Childhood Free of Sexist Violence”

Our Newly Affiliated Association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum, conducted a Symposium on the Role of Judicial Associations in Promoting Justice

Our new affiliated association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum (YWJF) organized a symposium on the role judicial associations play in promoting justice. Women and male judges participated in the meeting held at the Comfort Hotel in Sana’a. Several key issues were discussed during the symposium such as: the current threats to Yemen’s judiciary; judges’ right to expression, assembly and association; the amount of
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Our Newly Affiliated Association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum, conducted a Symposium on the Role of Judicial Associations in Promoting Justice

The Hon. Anisa Dhanji (UK) Wrote an Article for UK’s Judicial College on the Global Judicial Integrity Network

The IAWJ is a collaborator on the UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network. IAWJ member, Judge Dhanji wrote an article about the network for UK’s Judicial College in order to raise awareness of the network and its importance. When historians write about the social, cultural, and intellectual forces that shape the world in a particular age, they have the advantage of the perspective that
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Hon. Gloria Poyatos Writes Blog Post for Huffington Post Spain on Judging with a Gender Perspective

IAWJ board member and President of the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE), Hon. Gloria Poyatos wrote a blog post for Huffington Post Spain titled “The law has gender, and it is not female.” The Magistrate starts her text by stating that, over 40 years after achieving judicial equality, conquering real equality is still the century’s greatest challenge. In general, she says,
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Hon. Gloria Poyatos Writes Blog Post for Huffington Post Spain on Judging with a Gender Perspective

The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Elected its New Executive Council

The Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) has elected its new Executive Council. This was the association’s first election, proof of their institutional growth. The new president of the association will be Hon. Guerchi Saïda. Her predecessor is Hon. Saida Chebili, current IAWJ board member. Hon. Sebei Faten will be the Vice President. With this new executive, the association is passing the responsibility to
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The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Elected its New Executive Council