IAWJ Staff Joined our Chapter in Malawi, Women Judges of Malawi, in Activities to Assess Program Results
Malawi | IAWJ staff joined our member association in Malawi, Women Judges of Malawi (WOJAM), in a series of activities to assess our program‘s results in improving response to sexual violence. We hosted focus groups to measure the impact of training judges and prosecutors, as well as of holding public outreach meetings. We had a great turnout for the meetings with the presence
Abuja, Nigeria | The National Association of Women Judges of Nigeria (NAWJN) held its Biennial Conference in Abuja this month. The theme of the conference was “Life after the Bench: the Judge Emeritus.” The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, gave the opening remarks and called upon judges to always be themselves and to be guided by the constitution. “Call a spade
IAWJ Holds Evening Discussion on Attacks to Judicial Independence Featuring IAWJ member, Judge Klaudia Lozyk from Poland
Washington, DC, USA | The IAWJ held an event, hosted by IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, on attacks to judicial independence featuring a conversation with IAWJ member, Judge Klaudia Lozyk from Poland. Klaudia Lozyk became a judge in the year 2000. She was appointed President of the Polish District Court in Slupsk in 2011. Her term was supposed to last until 2019 but because
The Haitian Chapter of the IAWJ Holds Day of Awareness to mark the International Day of Human Rights
Port-au-Prince, Haiti | To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Haitian Chapter of the IAWJ held an awareness and popularization day of the Act of April 30, 2014 on combating trafficking in persons. Watch videos of the event below!
IAWJ Members Participate in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies
Guatemala City, Guatemala | IAWJ members participated in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies that took place in Guatemala from September 30 to October 2, 2018. 40 women magistrates from the region attended the meeting with the theme: “Gender Identity and Open Justice for Women.” Its main objective was to reflect on the need to mainstream a gender
The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Holds Federal Conference for the Elimination of Gender Based Violence
Argentina | The Asociación de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AMJA) conducted a Federal Conference for the Elimination of Gender Based Violence (GBV) from November 21 – 27. During the conference, AMJA’s members discussed best practices from the country’s different provinces on how to address GBV. The conference included talks, debates, video conferences, as well as movie-debates. You can see a short video with
IAWJ Chapter in Tunisia, the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA) Conducted Training Activities on New Law for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Tunisia | IAWJ’s Chapter in Tunisia, the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA) conducted two training activities in October and November regarding the country’s new law on the elimination of violence against women. Law 2017_58 was approved in August, 2017. On October 20-21, the TWJA conducted a two-day Training Workshop on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Family court judges, criminal judges, and prosecutors participated in this training.
IAWJ member, Hon. Sanji Monageng, retired judge from the International Criminal Court, wrote an Op Ed for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) titled “Effective Judicial Selections and Appointments.” In the article, Judge Monageng talks about judicial integrity and independence and expresses her support for the Southern African Chief Justice Forum to create Best Practice Guidelines for Judicial Selection and Appointment of Judges.
IAWJ Board Member, Hon. Esther Agelan Casasnovas, Represented the IAWJ at OHCHR’s Expert Group Meeting on Legal Capacity and Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities
Wilson, Geneva | IAWJ Board Member, Hon. Esther Agelan Casasnovas from the Dominican Republic, represented the IAWJ at OHCHR’s Expert Group Meeting on Legal Capacity and Access to Justice that was held in Wilson, Geneva on November 8-9. Magistrate Agelan participated as an IAWJ expert on the rights of persons with disabilities. The meeting generated a dialogue of experts for the promotion of good practices
Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA) and Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) Demand Domestic Violence Act and the Creation of Family Courts in Tanzania
Tanzania | The Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA) and the Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) organized a moot court this week were they called for the enactment of a domestic violence law and for the establishment of family courts in Tanzania. According to IPP Media, a WiLDAF board members said that Tanzania is in need of a “‘stand-alone’ domestic violence act as