Latin America and the Caribbean

“The Importance of the IAWJ & Access to Justice Services for Gender and Sexual Diversity of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mendoza, Argentina” by the Hon. Stella Spezia

1. At present, the humanity of the planet is immersed in a pandemic whose origins are not fully known and faces us with new challenges depending on geographical locations, resources and particular situations of each continent and specific place in which we live. The problem is the same for the whole world, but its scope, effects and actions to solve it vary according
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The Hon. Maria Laura Altamiranda Took Part in a Landmark Case Involving Sexual Abuse on an Intoxicated Victim

The defendants were sentenced to ten years of imprisonment for sexual abuse with carnal access aggravated by being committed by two persons. The accused had carnal access to the victim by vaginal, anal and oral means, taking advantage of the state of defenselessness in which she was due to her drunkenness, reason for which she could not freely consent to the action. What
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“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
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Recents News from the Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA)

In the Province of Santiago del Estero: The Office for the Protection of Victims of Violence and Women of the Judicial Branch of Santiago del Estero turns 10 years old. It was inaugurated on August 3, 2010 by Dr. Elena Highton de Nolasco. For more information, please click here. In the Province of La Rioja: On September 11, a historical milestone for AMJA
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An Overview of this Month’s Activities from the Association of Judicial Magistrates of the Republic of Paraguay (AMJRP)

October 10, 2020: Launch of the second edition of the “Electronic Judicial File” Manual, the Paraguay’s First Manual of Digital Justice by Judge Vivian Lopez y Lawyer Monica Gonzalez. To view the book launch, please click here. October 29, 2020: Conference with Judge Jose Igreja Matos, First Vice President of the UIM and President of the Association of European Judges, organized by the
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An Overview of this Month’s Activities from the Association of Judicial Magistrates of the Republic of Paraguay (AMJRP)

“Children of the LGBTQ Community” by Dr. Blanca Estela del Rosario Zamudio Valdes

I would like to share the following concern, which corresponds to the issue of girls, boys and adolescents who are part of the trans community; because of the conflict that exists in Mexico City law to make effective a human right and that corresponds to identity; since at this time they cannot be given their birth certificate where the gender of that girl,
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The IAWJ Held a Webinar in French in Commemoration of the International Day against Trafficking in Persons

On July 30, 2020, the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons (CNLTP), the Magistrates School of Haiti (EMA), the Haitian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (CHAIFEJ) and the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), through the support of the BEST program: “Building a Solid Environment to Eradicate Human Trafficking” (The Best program is funded by United States Agency for
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The IAWJ Held a Webinar in French in Commemoration of the International Day against Trafficking in Persons

The IAWJ Co-Hosted the Regional Conference on Human Trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean

For the IAWJ’s Spanish-speaking members, the culmination of the month’s activities was a virtual regional conference on July 30 and 31, co-hosted by the Poder Judicial of the Dominican Republic, the Instituto de Estudios Judiciales of Chile, the Red Interamericana de Mujeres Profesionales por los Derechos Humanos, UNODC, AJURD, MACHI and the Fundación LIBERA. This year’s virtual conference ran for two half-days, with
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The IAWJ Co-Hosted the Regional Conference on Human Trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean