Latin America and the Caribbean

President-Elect, Susan Glazebrook, recently visited the Dominican Republic

On the morning of 25 November 2019, I had the privilege of attending the launch of the impressive best practice guide on dealing with cases of domestic violence at the Supreme Court of the Dominican Republic. In the afternoon, I gave an address at the Judges’ Institute on family violence in New Zealand. We found that we were facing very similar issues in
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President-Elect, Susan Glazebrook, recently visited the Dominican Republic

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by Dr. Susana Medina

The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women issued by the UN General Assembly in 1993, defines violence against women as “any act of violence that has or may result in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering for women, as well as threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether they occur in public life or in private
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The Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of Panama Commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of Panama (AMAJUP) created this flyer in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. They also organized a replica of a US Government funded workshop for judges of the Accusatory Criminal System.

The Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of Panama Commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina is Co-Organizing a Walk to Commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

According to La Arena, on Sunday, November 24, the first walk in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women will take place in Santa Rosa, Argentina. The walk is being organized by the Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) along with the Women’s Office and the Domestic Violence Office, and it is being sponsored by the Women’s
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“The Construction of Gender from Masculinity:” Sixth Itinerant National Workshop from the Mexican Chapter of the IAWJ

On November 7 and 8, the Mexican Chapter of the IAWJ held its Sixth Itinerant National Workshop on “The Construction of Gender from Masculinity” in Pachuca, Hidalgo. Watch a short video of the event below. Sexta Jornada Nacional Itinerante "La Construcción del Género desde la Masculinidad". Posted by Tribunal Superior de Justicia del Estado de Hidalgo on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Collaborated in the Creation of the Third Quarterly Report on Violence Against Women

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) collaborated with the Innovation and Artificial Intelligence Lab (IALAB) of the University of Buenos Aires, the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires, and the Public Prosecutor in the creation of the Third Quarterly Report on Violence Against Women “Process automation project and complaints regarding gender violence.” You can find the report here.

IAWJ Counter-Trafficking in Persons Webinar

On October 4th, the IAWJ partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Freedom Collective program to carry out a Spanish language webinar entitled, “Challenges for the Penal Justice System in Addressing Trafficking in Persons” (Retos de la Justicia Penal en la respuesta a la Trata de Personas). Approximately 40 people logged-on to participate, including IAWJ member judges from Peru,
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Immediate Access to Gesell Dome for Children and Adolescents who Report Being Victims of Crimes Against their Sexual Integrity Committed by Either Parent

The Superior Court of Justice of the Province of Cordoba recently issued  Regulatory Agreement Number 1595 laying down the protocol to be followed when crimes against sexual integrity are reported,  the victims are minors under the age of 16 and the alleged perpetrator is one or both parents. The main objective is to expedite the process of taking victims’ statements in a Gesell
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