Latin America and the Caribbean

The Mexico Chapter of the IAWJ conducted fieldwork on how state judiciaries are facing a rise in gender-based violence due to the COVID-19 pandemic

In Mexico, as in the rest of the world, we are very concerned and occupied with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Under the leadership of Supreme Court Justice Norma Lucía Piña Hernández, the Mexican Chapter of the IAWJ did some fieldwork on how state judiciaries are facing gender-based violence during confinement. It is a very interesting experience which has been shared on social networks
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Judicial guarantees for the protection of the rights of persons in a condition of vulnerability in a state of sanitary emergency

The spread of COVID-19 worldwide, not only led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare an international health emergency but also that all countries worldwide take measures against the health crisis caused by the emergence and expansion of this, already considered a pandemic, which caught the world off guard, generating different responses. But most agreed to declare a state of emergency, and the
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Activities being carried out by the Courts and Tribunals of the Republic of Paraguay during the COVID-19 emergency

The Supreme Court of Paraguay, in accordance with the provisions of the President, has made a Prevention Protocol of the C.S.J, for the purposes of mitigation of COVID-19, adopting the following measures: Agreed 1366 dated March 12, 2020, by which it ordered the suspension of the activities of the Judiciary in all the Judicial Circumscriptions of the Republic from March 12 to March
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Activities being carried out by the Courts and Tribunals of the Republic of Paraguay during the COVID-19 emergency

COVID-19 measures taken in the judiciary of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico

The decision of a total suspension of work from March 23, 2020, until April 19, 2020, was made by the foremost authority to which five magistrates are attached. The general agreement establishes that the period can be shortened or extended as necessary, taking into account the phases declared by the state and federal governments. There will be no attention to the public, on
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The Women Judges Association of Argentina (AMJA) provided training to adolescents on gender issues

The training took place in the framework of the commemoration for International Women’s Day before an auditorium made up of 450 students of Manuel Belgrano High School, according to Nuevo Diario. The issues addressed were gender perspectives, the materialization of public policies on the matter and international public order statements on gender awareness signed by the various Conventions incorporated into the National Constitution.

March 8, 2020, in Mexico

A significant date can be celebrated, acclaimed, solemnized, commemorated. The question is: “In which category does International Women’s Day belong?” To define the above, we must first remember why International Women’s Day was established. As a woman, it is very common to receive greetings, flowers or some gift on March 8 to celebrate the date. However, the historical episode from which it originates
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The Jamaica Association of Women Judges (JAWJ) invited the Hon. Catherine Hoskins (USA) to participate in the National Conference on Technology in the Justice Sector.

On February  28 , 2020, a dream of the Jamaica Association of Women  Judges (JAWJ) was realized when IAWJ member, Judge Catherine Jeane Hoskins of Utah, USA , participated in the National  Conference on  Technology in the Justice Sector, hosted by Jamaica’s Ministry of Justice, upon the invitation of the JAWJ. Her topic was “The Impact of International Digital Technology on the Justice Sector: a practical application to the  Jamaican experience”. Judge Hoskins was a
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The Jamaica Association of Women Judges (JAWJ) invited the Hon. Catherine Hoskins (USA) to participate in the National Conference on Technology in the Justice Sector.

#YOMEUNO (#IJOIN): A Campaign from the Association of Women Judges of Argentina in Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Since the beginning of November 2019, and to commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence, the Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) carried out throughout the country, the #YOMEUNO CAMPAIGN for the commitment to end violence against women, an initiative by AMJA, which responds the invitation of the United Nations #UNITE, which involves multiple actors from the judicial system, state agencies, and civil
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#YOMEUNO (#IJOIN): A Campaign from the Association of Women Judges of Argentina in Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women