In Preparation for the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons, IAWJ and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic met with Judicial Leaders of the Dominican Republic

This week, representatives from the IAWJ and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) met with the President of the Constitutional Court, Hon. Milton Ray Guevara, and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic (DR) to prepare for the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons.

The IAWJ, the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD), and the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic will host a Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons in July 30 and 31. The conference will bring together human trafficking experts form the entire region.

During the meeting, Hon. Milton Guevara “highlighted the relevance of this event for the country because it addresses a subject that presents great challenges for the region.” He also pledged the support of the Constitutional Court in the organization of the event.

According to the website of the Constitutional Court, among AJURD’s representatives were their President and IAWJ member, Hon. Katia Jiménez, and AJURD and IAWJ member, Hon. Ana Isabel Bonilla. From the IAWJ were Jane Charles-Voltaire, Senior Program Officer, and Consultant Susan French. Also present were Marjorie Espinosa, Vice Minister of Consular and Migration Affairs; Mayrellis Paredes, Head of the Human Trafficking Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Magistrates Josefina Grullón and Judith Contreras from AJURD; and Amanda Roach from the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic.

Read more about the visit in Spanish here.