The Mexico Chapter of the IAWJ conducted fieldwork on how state judiciaries are facing a rise in gender-based violence due to the COVID-19 pandemic

In Mexico, as in the rest of the world, we are very concerned and occupied with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Under the leadership of Supreme Court Justice Norma Lucía Piña Hernández, the Mexican Chapter of the IAWJ did some fieldwork on how state judiciaries are facing gender-based violence during confinement. It is a very interesting experience which has been shared on social networks
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Call for Authors

The American Bar Association’s Section of International Law is planning to publish a book to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. The Section of International Law is inviting women leaders from around the world to contribute a short 7 to 10-page essay about how the right to vote has impacted women and
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Judicial guarantees for the protection of the rights of persons in a condition of vulnerability in a state of sanitary emergency

The spread of COVID-19 worldwide, not only led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare an international health emergency but also that all countries worldwide take measures against the health crisis caused by the emergence and expansion of this, already considered a pandemic, which caught the world off guard, generating different responses. But most agreed to declare a state of emergency, and the
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Activities being carried out by the Courts and Tribunals of the Republic of Paraguay during the COVID-19 emergency

The Supreme Court of Paraguay, in accordance with the provisions of the President, has made a Prevention Protocol of the C.S.J, for the purposes of mitigation of COVID-19, adopting the following measures: Agreed 1366 dated March 12, 2020, by which it ordered the suspension of the activities of the Judiciary in all the Judicial Circumscriptions of the Republic from March 12 to March
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Activities being carried out by the Courts and Tribunals of the Republic of Paraguay during the COVID-19 emergency

Taiwan Courts Taking Coronavirus Precautions

Taiwan has recorded 283 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 28, 2020. Among those cases, 241 are classified as imported and the other 42 are believed to be local infections. While the government has been able to manage the epidemic, the public largely maintains its composure. In response to the coronavirus, the court system has drawn up management measures and contingency plans
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Taiwan Courts Taking Coronavirus Precautions

How is Spain’s judiciary confronting the COVID-19 pandemic?

The state of alarm was declared by the government on March 14 and since then, social distancing measures were taken. The people’s right to movement was limited and the procedural deadlines were suspended, among other economic and labor measures. In the judiciary, it is preferable to work remotely (teleworking), and in person, only essential services are maintained (cases with prisoners, gender violence, fundamental
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Judicial measures taken to fight COVID-19 pandemic in Tunisia

In Tunisia, we began a total lockdown a few weeks ago. The Supreme Judicial Council and the Ministry of Justice have gradually taken decisions concerning justice. Only very urgent civil cases and criminal cases concerning detainees are maintained. Judicial staff and judges are limited to the minimum necessary. It is the beginning of this ordeal. What is very worrying is the lack of
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Judicial measures taken to fight COVID-19 pandemic in Tunisia