Latin America and the Caribbean

The LIBERA Foundation Against Trafficking in Persons is Carrying Out, with the Sponsorship of the IAWJ, an Online Course for Judges and Operators of the Latin America and the Caribbean Justice System

On July 30 and 31, 2019, as part of its two-year program, “Countering Trafficking in Persons in the Dominican Republic: Multi-sector Response & Local Resilience in Targeted Vulnerable Communities,” funded by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (JTIP) of the US Department of State, IAWJ convened a regional conference in Santo Domingo on Trafficking in Persons (TIP). This conference was
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The LIBERA Foundation Against Trafficking in Persons is Carrying Out, with the Sponsorship of the IAWJ, an Online Course for Judges and Operators of the Latin America and the Caribbean Justice System

The IAWJ Held a Webinar in French About Children Working as Domestic Servants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On June 12, 2020, the Magistrate’s School in Haiti (EMA), the State University of Haiti (UEH) and the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), with the support of the BEST program (Building a Solid Environment to Eradicate Human Trafficking), organized a webinar to discuss the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on children working as domestic servants in Haiti. The BEST program is led
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The IAWJ Held a Webinar in French About Children Working as Domestic Servants During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Haitian Chapter of the IAWJ (CHAIFEJ) Held an Online Memorial Service for Judge Mimose Janvier

Remarks by the Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, President of the IAWJ As President of the International Association of Women Judges, I speak to you tonight with great sadness from Washington DC. Our hearts go out to her husband, her daughter, the rest of her family and those closest to her. Accompanying me is Anne Goldstein, who is the IAWJ Director of Human Rights Education.
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The Haitian Chapter of the IAWJ (CHAIFEJ) Held an Online Memorial Service for Judge Mimose Janvier

The Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, IAWJ President, Sent a Letter to the Association of Judicial Magistrates of Paraguay Following the Killing of Judge Diana Eveline Mereles Duarte in the Courthouse

June 29, 2020 Dear President and Colleagues of the Association of Judicial Magistrates of Paraguay, On behalf of over 6,000 judges in more than one hundred countries around the world, the International Association of Women Judges joins in expressing its sympathy for the tragic death of the Paraguayan Judge Diana Eveline Mereles Duarte, Judge of the Civil, Commercial and Labor Court of Hernandarias,
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The Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, IAWJ President, Sent a Letter to the Association of Judicial Magistrates of Paraguay Following the Killing of Judge Diana Eveline Mereles Duarte in the Courthouse

Report on the Activity of the Judiciary in Paraguay during the COVID-19 Health Emergency

The president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Dr. Alberto Martínez Simón, reported during the Plenary Session in the last plenary session dated April 29, that 28,928 resolutions were issued – between final sentences and interlocutory orders – from March 12 to April 24, 2020, by all Courts and Tribunals of all the Judicial Circumscriptions, jurisdictions, and instances of the Judicial Power. •
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Report on the Activity of the Judiciary in Paraguay during the COVID-19 Health Emergency

“The Rights of Transgender People in Times of a Pandemic” by the Hon. Karina Yenny Manrique Gamarra

Transgender people, despite being part of vulnerable people and having their rights recognized, such as gender identity and expression, have a difficult time during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Peru, since March 16, 2020, social distancing and confinement were ordered: initially, with restrictions on departure times and then, from April 3 (a measure that lasted until April 10), an interleaved exit for men and
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Conducted a Survey About How Teleworking from Home Impacts Women

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina partnered with the NGO Foro del Sur to carry out the survey “Women and Teleworking from home. How do we live this challenge?” This has summoned more than 2,500 women from different universes (employees, entrepreneurs or self-employed) who have used, began to use or are likely to adopt this type of work in the near future,
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Conducted a Survey About How Teleworking from Home Impacts Women

“Judicial Guarantees for the Protection of the Rights of Persons in a Condition of Vulnerability in a State of Sanitary Emergency” by the Hon. Teresa Cárdenas Puente

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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