Chief Justice Irene Mambilima (Zambia) Presented at the World Bank’s LJD Week 2019 Panel on Justice for All: Scaling Access to Justice through Digital Technology
The World Bank’s Law, Justice, and Development Week took place on November 4-7. This year’s theme was “Rights, Technology, and Development.” IAWJ member, Chief Justice Irene Mambilima from Zambia spoke at the panel on “Justice for All: Scaling Access to Justice through Digital Technology.” You can read Chief Justice Mambilima’s notes here. You can see Chief Justice Mambilima’s presentation here.
This year’s event was held at the Park Regis Hotel in Broad Street, Birmingham on Friday 8 November 2019. The day started with the Vice President Sarah Asplin LJ welcoming delegates, speakers and guests, referring to the amazing programme that lay ahead. As Sarah predicted, it would prove to be a richly rewarding day, with a feast of stimulating ideas. We were very
The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women issued by the UN General Assembly in 1993, defines violence against women as “any act of violence that has or may result in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering for women, as well as threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether they occur in public life or in private
Training Event on Access to Justice for Persons with Disability- Providing Accommodations in the Criminal Justice System
The Botswana Chapter held a two-day training workshop on the above subject on 29 – 30 October 2019 in the capital city, GABORONE. The event was organized by the Training Committee and facilitated by the University of Botswana and the University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights. The workshop explored the barriers to justice, that inhibit effective participation on an equal basis by
On November 8, the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) conducted its annual General Assembly and the workshop “Effective Equality, a place for a reunion.” During the General Assembly, the association elected its new Board of Directors. The new Board is comprised by: Lucía Avilés Cira GarcíaSandra PiñeiroZita HernándezHelena GilCarmen Delgado Lara Esteve More information about the Assembly here.
Emotional shock claimants whose claim falls within the ambit of Section 17(1) of the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 (hereinafter referred to as “the RAF Act”) may find themselves shell shocked if they fail to comply with the provisions of Section 24 of the RAF Act by not submitting a statutory medical report together with the MMF1 form. Section 24 (1)
AMJA signed an important agreement with the General Directorate of Migration to develop dissemination activities, and promote mandatory gender training for all officials of that Directorate.
The Association of Women Judges of Spain Published Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) published a statement on their website on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women titled: “Violence does have a gender.” The statement has six main points: The elimination of gender-based violence (GBV) is a necessity for any State that intends that seeks to respect Human Rights and promote the free coexistence between
On October 31, 2019, the Court of Barcelona (Spain) published the judgment of “La Manada de Manresa” (the Manresa Wolf Pack). It sentenced 5 men as perpetrators, each of them, of a crime of continued sexual abuse of a child under 14, who was defenseless due to the intake of alcoholic beverages, with a prison punishment of between 10 and 12 years. This
The Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of Panama Commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
The Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of Panama (AMAJUP) created this flyer in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. They also organized a replica of a US Government funded workshop for judges of the Accusatory Criminal System.