Latin America

Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis

Launch of a Report on Justice and Accountability in Guatemala by the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) Washington, DC, USA | On October 10, the IAWJ, together with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA Roli), the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) launched ILAC’s latest Rule of
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Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis

IAWJ Past President Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo was interviewed for Página 12

Argentina | On October 29, the Argentinian news source Página 12 published a great interview with past IAWJ President, Dr. Susana Medina de Rizzo. In her interview, she highlighted the need for women judges to continue building bridges and closing gaps in order to  “build bridges of communication, solidarity, and the transfer of knowledge, doctrine, and jurisprudence.” She also highlighted the achievements, and lacks,
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IAWJ Past President Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo was interviewed for Página 12

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | IAWJ’s Member Association in Haiti, the Chapitre Haïtien de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges (CHAIFEJ), is conducting training for newly appointed judges this week in Port-au-Prince from Monday, October 29, to Wednesday, October 31. The training is part of our project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti and is focused on combating trafficking in persons (TIP) in the country. Specifically, judges are being
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New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

IAWJ Past President, Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo shares her Presidency Memories

Dr. Susana Medina was President of the IAWJ from 2016-2018. As President, Dr. Medina contributed her time, travel, and connections. This commitment to IAWJ greatly expanded our membership and its value to women judges worldwide. Her tenure culminated in one of the largest Biennial Conferences, which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2018, and she attained the highest level of sponsorship and
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IAWJ Past President, Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo shares her Presidency Memories

IAWJ Participates in ILAC’s Guatemala Justice Sector Assessment

May 30th 2018 | Despite being at peace for over twenty years, the impact of the conflict and violence the the 1960s internal conflict in Guatemala are still felt today, particularly in the rule of law. The International Legal Aid Consortium (ILAC) conducted a Rule of Law assessment on the Justice Sector in Guatemala. When commenting on the state of rule of law
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IAWJ Participates in ILAC’s Guatemala Justice Sector Assessment

Dr. Janet Tello Gilardi Awarded ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’

LIMA, PERU | May 21st, Dr. Janet Tello Giraldi, President of the Asociación Peruana de Mujeres Juezas and IAWJ member, was recognized by the Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables (Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Peoples) and by President Martín Vizacarra with the ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’. This is an incredible honor, and awarded to “women who promote and develop
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Dr. Janet Tello Gilardi Awarded ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’

Successful Annual Meeting for AMJA

  The AMJA Chapter of IAWJ in Argentina hosted a successful annual meeting from 29 November through 01 December 2017. The meeting focused on judging with a gender perspectives and included a number of sessions on the topic. For more information, the event program is available in Spanish

Successful Annual Meeting for AMJA

Asociacion de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina Prepares for the 14th IAWJ Biennial Conference

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) and the Asociacion de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AMJA) are honored to invite members to the 14th IAWJ Biennial Conference to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 2nd-6th, 2018. The IAWJ Biennial Conference brings our members from around the world to exchange knowledge, experiences, jurisprudence, and wisdom, as well as to strengthen ties of friendship.
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Asociacion de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina Prepares for the 14th IAWJ Biennial Conference

IAWJ Member Participates in Discussion on Corruption, Impunity & Institutional Crisis in Guatemala

On 31 August 2017, IAWJ member, Claudia Escobar, joined Michael Camilleri, Johan Creamer, and Adriana Beltran for a conversation about corruption, impunity, and the ongoing political crisis in Guatemala following President Jimmy Morales’ attempt to fire Iván Velásquez. The Dialogue hosted this discussion in Washington, DC. Iván Velásquez is the commissioner of the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). Guatemala’s political
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IAWJ Member Participates in Discussion on Corruption, Impunity & Institutional Crisis in Guatemala