Latin America and the Caribbean
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
The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Led a Training Cycle on Gender Perspective in the Corrientes Chamber of Deputies
The Hon. Martha Altabe, Vicepresident of AMJA, and the Hon. Maria Laura Altamiranda both conducted the training. More information is available here.
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
The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Will Publish and Present Their New Book “Gender and COVID-19”
The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA), in commemoration of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons (July 30), will publish and present their new book “Gender and COVID-19“. For the occasion, AMJA member Dr. Zunilda Niremperger will speak on the topic of “Human Trafficking, the Dark Side of Humanity“. To register for the online event, please click here. This blog post
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
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
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.
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,
At the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince, in Haiti, they are testing Habeas Corpus hearings with measures taken to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the court. They are in the pilot phase and are trying to develop the program in other jurisdictions.
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. •