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

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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 the professional development needs for women judges and prosecutors in Palestine. Further, they discussed legislative developments adopted by Palestine to protect women and families, such as the Juvenile Act promulgated in 2016. In addition, they held a roundtable discussion to talk about the importance of strengthening the capacities of judges and prosecutors. Throughout the meeting, participants highlighted the challenges faced by women judges and prosecutors.

The possibility of cooperation between the IAWJ, the Argentinian Judicial Institute, and the Palestine Judicial Institute was also discussed at the event.

Read the full article in Spanish at Ahora.