Membership

Former IAWJ President, Hon. Susana Medina, Joins Palestine Judges for a Women Judges and Prosecutors Empowerment Event

Image from Ahora. Ramallah, West Bank | Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo, former IAWJ President, attended a Palestine Judges and Prosecutors event organized by members of the IAWJ at Ramallah. IAWJ member, Hon. Rasha Hammad gave the opening remarks and welcomed Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo and IAWJ member Hon. Maria Laura Altamiranda, both from Argentina. During the event, the participants debated about
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Former IAWJ President, Hon. Susana Medina, Joins Palestine Judges for a Women Judges and Prosecutors Empowerment Event

Justice Ayesha A. Malik and Justice Alia Neelum are Members of the Committee for Protection of Women Judges in Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan | The Lahore High Court Chief Justice constituted a Committee for the Protection of Women Judges “to take action against hooliganism by lawyers in district courts” toward female judges. The committee was formed after receiving complaints from women judges and it is constituted by 4 members. Among them, two are IAWJ members: Justice Ayesha A. Malik, who will preside over the
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Justice Ayesha A. Malik and Justice Alia Neelum are Members of the Committee for Protection of Women Judges in Lahore, Pakistan

US BMT Member, Prof. Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Writes OpEd for The Hill

USA | A year after the #MeToo movement started, IAWJ’s Board of Managerial Trustees Member, Prof. Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, along with Rebecca Hughes, published an OpEd for The Hill.com analyzing the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) proposed “Convention and Recommendations Concerning the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work“. Through the #Metoo movement women, and men, worldwide “have called for the laws
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US BMT Member, Prof. Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Writes OpEd for The Hill

IAWJ Represented at the Summit of African Women Judges & Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

Vatican City | Videos of the presentations and discussions of the Summit of African Women Judges & Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime that took place on December 12 and 13, hosted by The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, are now available. Through this link, you can watch the presentations of IAWJ Board Members, Hon. Susana Medina, Hon. Saida Chebili, Hon. Ngozi Emehelu,
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IAWJ Member, Hon. Uwani Abba Aji, Appointed to the Supreme Court of Nigeria

Nigeria | The IAWJ is proud to announce that one of our members, Hon. Uwani Abba Aji, has been appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Justice Abba Aji is also member of one of our member associations: the National Association of Women Judges, Nigeria (NAWJN). The Nigerian Senate confirmed Justice Abba Aji’s appointment on December 20.

IAWJ Member, Hon. Uwani Abba Aji, Appointed to the Supreme Court of Nigeria

Hon. Kholoud Al-Faqih, Stars in a Documentary of her Journey as on of the first two Women Judges in a Shari’a court in Palestine

Palestine | IAWJ Member, Hon. Kholoud Al-Faqih, is starring in a 76 minute documentary of her life as one of only two women judges appointed to Palestine’s Shari’a court. Judge Al-Faqih appears as herself in a documentary that explores her professional and personal experiences. According to Irish Times, Dr. Kholoud Al-Faqih became a judge in the shari’a courts in Palestine in 2009 with
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IAWJ at UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea | Last month, six of our members from various countries and one of our expert staff members traveled to Seoul to represent the IAWJ at UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues. In a summary released by the UNODC, it highlights that the meeting was crucial because judiciaries worldwide face similar challenges in guaranteeing judicial integrity and independence.
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IAWJ at UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues in Seoul

IAWJ Member, Hon. Helen Winkelmann Appointed Chief Justice of New Zealand

New Zealand | The IAWJ wishes to congratulate Hon. Helen Winkelmann for her new appointment as New Zealand’s Chief Justice. Justice Winkelmann, was appointed Chief Justice of New Zealand and Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand in December, 2018. She will start her role on March 13, 2019 as the current Chief Justice, IAWJ member Hon. Dame Sian Elias, retires. In
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IAWJ Member, Justice Wavny Toussaint, Interviewed for Caribbean Life News

New York, USA | IAWJ Member, New York State Supreme Court Justice Wavny Toussaint, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, was interviewed for Caribbean Life News. In her interview, she encouraged young people interested in pursuing law careers to follow their dreams because “nothing is impossible.” Justice Toussaint was the first Trinidadian to become a judge in New York. After a lost election in 1999,
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IAWJ Member, Hon. Gita Mittal’s Court Order Leads to the Criminalization of Sextortion in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, India | Based on IAWJ Member, Chief Justice Gita Mittal’s court order, the legislature has recognized sextortion as a criminal offense in Jammu and Kashmir punishable with  3-5 years of jail time plus a fine. Jammu and Kashmir has become the first Indian state to recognize sextortion as a separated criminal offense. The Bill “Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Laws (Sexual Offences)
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IAWJ Member, Hon. Gita Mittal’s Court Order Leads to the Criminalization of Sextortion in Jammu and Kashmir