IAWJ Past President, Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo shares her Presidency Memories

Dr. Susana Medina was President of the IAWJ from 2016-2018. As President, Dr. Medina contributed her time, travel, and connections. This commitment to IAWJ greatly expanded our membership and its value to women judges worldwide. Her tenure culminated in one of the largest Biennial Conferences, which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2018, and she attained the highest level of sponsorship and
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IAWJ Past President, Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo shares her Presidency Memories

Chief Justice Gita Mittal welcomed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association

In a welcoming ceremony, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) High Court Bar Association, celebrated Justice Gita Mittal’s appointment to the J&K High Court.  Justice Gita Mittal is the first woman Chief Justice of the J&K High Court. During the ceremony, the IAWJ member, ratified her commitment to equal justice for all. Justice Mittal said that she “will work in the J&K High Court with true
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Chief Justice Gita Mittal welcomed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association

Judge G. Helen Whitener elected to serve as co-chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission

IAWJ member, Judge G. Helen Whitener of the United States, has been elected to serve as co-chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission. This Commission is “charged with the mission of ensuring that all courts in the state of Washington remain free of bias so that justice might be adjudicated in a neutral and fair manner.” In this new chapter, Judge Whitener will
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Judge G. Helen Whitener elected to serve as co-chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission

Justice Sheila J. Greckol received Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Alberta

On September 24th, Justice Sheila J. Greckol received the University of Alberta’s Distinguished Alumni Award for her contributions to international labor and human rights. She was presented with this award at the 2018 Alumni Awards ceremony. Justice Greckol has been honored in the past for her outstanding human rights work. In 1991 she received the Suzanne Mah Memorial Award. Justice Greckol has been a
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Justice Sheila J. Greckol received Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Alberta

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Haiti – Training in Saint-Marc

Our project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti is conducting justice sector training on combating trafficking in persons in Saint-Marc this week. The training focuses on identification of TIP cases and improved coordination between Judges, Prosecutors, Police, and Social Workers in Haiti.  Trainers and trainees with a Judicial Superior Counsel Member

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Haiti – Training in Saint-Marc

IAWJ Commemorates the International Day of Peace

The UN General Assembly has declared September 21 as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, among all nations and peoples. The IAWJ, in its commitment to promoting human rights and equal justice for all, commemorates the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Peace. It is through equal access to justice that we can facilitate global peace and access to human rights. The
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Former IAWJ President, Chief Justice Brenda Hale is Part of the First Female Majority Judges Panel to Hear a Supreme Court Case in the UK 

UK | For the first time in 600 years, UK’s Supreme Court will have a female majority hear a case. Among the judges will be  former IAWJ President, Chief Justice Brenda Hale.  Lady Hale has been a dedicated leader and active member of IAWJ for years. Lady Hale is also UK’s Supreme Court’s first female president. Her work in promoting women’s access to senior roles
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Former IAWJ President, Chief Justice Brenda Hale is Part of the First Female Majority Judges Panel to Hear a Supreme Court Case in the UK 

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Haiti – Training in Petit-Goâve

Petit-Goâve, Haiti | Our project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti conducted justice sector training on combating trafficking in persons in Petit-Goâve. The training focused on identification of TIP cases and improved coordination between Judges, Prosecutors, Police, and Social Workers in Haiti.     

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Haiti – Training in Petit-Goâve

IAWJ’s Trustee Ambassador Esserman Receives Award for Work on Human Trafficking

Washington, DC | Ambassador Susan Esserman, Member of the IAWJ Board of Managerial Trustees, has recently received the Justice for Girls Empowerment Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Ambassador Esserman was recognized for her work helping the survivors of human trafficking in Maryland, USA. She is currently the head of Steptoe & Johnson’s pro bono efforts representing victims of sex and labor
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IAWJ’s Trustee Ambassador Esserman Receives Award for Work on Human Trafficking

Justice Imani Aboud Appointed to African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

IAWJ congratulates IAWJ leader, Justice Imani Aboud of Tanzania, for her recent election to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. She will be sworn in on August 27th at the commencement of the 50th Ordinary Session in Arusha, Tanzania, the seat of the court. Justice Aboud replaces another IAWJ member on the court, Justice Solomy Bossa, who has joined the International
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Justice Imani Aboud Appointed to African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights