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
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. •
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
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,
The Haitian Chapter of the IAWJ (CHAIFEJ) held its elections in March. Commissaire Anse-à-Veau, Marie Claude Nertilus, was elected as the new President of the association.
“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