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Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges Celebrates their 25th Anniversary

The Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (CCIAWJ) celebrated their 25thAnniversary at a Conference and Dinner held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 29 – May 2, 2019. The CCIAWJ was established in 1994 at a meeting initiated by Claire L’Heureux Dubé a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. The theme of the conference was “The Modern Court:  Adapting to Judging
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Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges Celebrates their 25th Anniversary

IAWJ’s Africa Regional Conference 2019

The Association of Women Magistrates of the Ivory Coast (AFEMCI), IAWJ’s affiliated association in that country, hosted this year’s Africa Regional Conference of the IAWJ in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The theme of the conference was “Mutual Assistance, Judicial Cooperation and Solidarity Among Women Judges in the Implementation of Sub-Regional, Regional, and International Laws.” From June 3 to 7, women judges from the region
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IAWJ’s Africa Regional Conference 2019

Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Co-Hosts First Meeting of Female Leaders of Paraguay

Our affiliated association in Paraguay (AMJRP) co-hosted, in June, the First Meeting of Female Leaders of Paraguay. The meeting was held at the Library of the National Congress of Paraguay. It was hosted by the AMJRP, Mujeres Líderes de Paraguay, UN Women, and the Ministry of Women of Paraguay. The meeting gathered women leaders from all spheres, such as the social, political, cultural,
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Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Co-Hosts First Meeting of Female Leaders of Paraguay

IAWJ Represented at the Second Pan-American Judges Summit on Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine Hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican

On June 3 and 4, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted the second Pan-American Judges Summit on Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine at the Vatican. Judges from North, Central, and South America that work on the effective implementation of social, economic and cultural rights were invited to the Summit. The goal of this conference was for participants to discuss how to realize people’s right
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IAWJ Represented at the Second Pan-American Judges Summit on Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine Hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican

The Women Judges Association of Malawi (WOJAM) Participates in a GBV Stakeholders Meeting in Blantyre

Our affiliated association in Malawi, the Women Judges Association of Malawi (WOJAM), was among the participants of a gender-based violence (GBV) stakeholders meeting hosted by the Women Legal Resource Center (WOLREC) in Blantyre. According to Malawi 24, the goal of the meeting was to review the GBV related projects implemented in Malawi in the last year.  WOLREC stated that, according to the stakeholders,
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IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, and IAWJ Members, Hon. Janet Nosworthy and Col. Linda Strite Murnane, participated in a panel in the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s 2019 Annual Conference

IAWJ President Judge Vanessa Ruiz moderated a panel: “Command Responsibility or Command Exemption? What the Bemba Case Tells Us About Sexual Assault as a War Crime” in the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s 2019 Annual Conference, on April 12. IAWJ members, Judge Janet Nosworthy, who serves at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and Col. Linda Strite Murnane, a retired US Air
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IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, and IAWJ Members, Hon. Janet Nosworthy and Col. Linda Strite Murnane, participated in a panel in the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s 2019 Annual Conference

The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Hosted a Workshop for Judges from Yemen, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in April

On April 13 and 14, the Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) hosted a workshop for judges titled “International Conference on the Basic Laws of Judges: A Guarantee for a Sustainable Democracy.” Among the participants were judges from Yemen, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. The conference had the goal of promoting democratic sustainability by bringing together judicial representatives to discuss the laws that govern
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The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Hosted a Workshop for Judges from Yemen, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in April

IAWJ’s Europe, Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference 2019

On April 25 and 26, the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) hosted IAWJ’s 2019 Europe, Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference along with the I International Congress themed “Justice with a Gender Perspective.” The conference was held at the emblematic Currency House of the National Currency and Stamp Factory in Madrid, Spain. IAWJ Regional Directors, Hon. Saida Chebili and Hon.
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IAWJ’s Europe, Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference 2019

IAWJ Regional Reports: Europe, Middle East and North Africa

IAWJ Regional Directors, Hon. Gloria Poyatos and Hon. Saida Chebili presented two regional reports for the Europe, Middle East and North Africa Region to the IAWJ Board of Directors. In the reports, they announced new women judges associations forming in the region that may affiliate with the IAWJ: Yemen, Iraq, Portugal and the Czech Republic. Moreover, they highlighted the details of the coming
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