Official Statement on the Killings of Women Judges in Afghanistan

Last month, two women judges were assassinated in Kabul as they were on their way to their posts in the Supreme Court. The perpetrators of these violent killings have not been identified or charged. These two judges were among approximately 250 women judges in Afghanistan. Many fear for their safety, others have been harmed. The Supreme Court of Afghanistan has been advised by
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Official Statement on the Killings of Women Judges in Afghanistan

“The Importance of the IAWJ & Access to Justice Services for Gender and Sexual Diversity of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mendoza, Argentina” by the Hon. Stella Spezia

1. At present, the humanity of the planet is immersed in a pandemic whose origins are not fully known and faces us with new challenges depending on geographical locations, resources and particular situations of each continent and specific place in which we live. The problem is the same for the whole world, but its scope, effects and actions to solve it vary according
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“An Evaluation of the Impact of the Child Rights Act in Regulating the Rights of a Child in Nigeria” by the Hon. Zaynab Bashir

Introduction It has been nearly 18 years since Nigeria passed into law the Child Rights Act of 2003 which contains lofty aspirations and stipulated beneficial provisions for the Nigerian child. The rights contained in the Child Rights Acts and the intention of care and protection for the Nigerian child by the Act is not distanced from that which is intended for children of
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The Hon. Maria Laura Altamiranda Took Part in a Landmark Case Involving Sexual Abuse on an Intoxicated Victim

The defendants were sentenced to ten years of imprisonment for sexual abuse with carnal access aggravated by being committed by two persons. The accused had carnal access to the victim by vaginal, anal and oral means, taking advantage of the state of defenselessness in which she was due to her drunkenness, reason for which she could not freely consent to the action. What
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Justice Susan Glazebrook, President-Elect of the IAWJ, Spoke at a CSW Side Event on “Women Delivering Justice: Achieving Gender Parity in the Justice Sector”

Justice Susan Glazebrook, Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand and President-Elect of the IAWJ, spoke at the virtual 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Side Event on “Women Delivering Justice: Achieving Gender Parity in the Justice Sector“. Justice Glazebrook spoke generally about the contributions gender parity in the justice sector provides to society as well as
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Justice Susan Glazebrook, President-Elect of the IAWJ, Spoke at a CSW Side Event on “Women Delivering Justice: Achieving Gender Parity in the Justice Sector”

Official Statement from the Chinese Taipei Chapter of the IAWJ on the Recent Killings of Women Judges in Afghanistan

Echoing the IAWJ Statement on the Killings of Women Judges in Afghanistan on February 20, our association is immediately responding with a statement in English and Chinese and on the official website. The statement avows its condemnation of these attacks or any form of violence upon judicial personnel and calls upon the statement issued by the IAWJ to be respected and supported. We
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Official Statement from the Chinese Taipei Chapter of the IAWJ on the Recent Killings of Women Judges in Afghanistan

The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) Hosted a Webinar on “Racial Equity in Our Justice System: What Does It Look Like and What Are We Doing to Ensure It?”

On February 22, 2021, the National Association of Women Judges’ (NAWJ) Fairness and Access Committee, through its Racial Equity sub-committee, conducted a webinar entitled “Racial Equity in Our Justice System: What Does It Look Like and What Are We Doing to Ensure It?” The webinar focused on the ways in which race and ethnicity are interconnected with access to justice, and, in light
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The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) Hosted a Webinar on “Racial Equity in Our Justice System: What Does It Look Like and What Are We Doing to Ensure It?”

“A Light in the Dark” by the Hon. Rachel Watkin

Over the last year, sadness and despair has engulfed our lives. We watch the daily news informing us of how many lives were lost, news of those who are suffering from poverty or mental illness and news of the economic catastrophe from which we have no idea when we will recover. Fortunately, the expression “every cloud…” often bears true. In August, a Deputy
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Chief Justice Gita Mittal Retires from the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir

“Glass ceilings are broken when you uplift others behind you.” Longtime active IAWJ member, Chief Justice Gita Mittal of India retired from the bench as of December 8, 2020. Over the years, many IAWJ members came to know Justice Mittal as someone who was not only an intelligent, brave and insightful jurist, but also one who worked unceasingly to promote equal justice and
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Chief Justice Gita Mittal Retires from the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir

IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, Participated as a Panelist in the 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)

The 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) took place virtually from November 30 – through December 5, 2020, and gave prominence to sextortion by featuring two workshops on issues related to it. On December 4, Gender, COVID-19 and Corruption: Mainstreaming Gender in Policy Responses to the Pandemic focused on how the impact of the pandemic and the global recession that will follow make women
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