Justice Solomy Balungi Bossa Elected to the ICC

On 06 December 2017, long time IAWJ member, Justice Solomy Balungi Bossa, was elected as a judge to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Justice Bossa will serve a nine-year term on the international court. While sitting as a judge on Uganda’s High Court, Justice Bossa participated in IAWJ’s two-week training program, Jurisprudence of Equality, where she applied international conventions to cases alleging crimes
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Justice Solomy Balungi Bossa Elected to the ICC

Successful Annual Meeting for AMJA

  The AMJA Chapter of IAWJ in Argentina hosted a successful annual meeting from 29 November through 01 December 2017. The meeting focused on judging with a gender perspectives and included a number of sessions on the topic. For more information, the event program is available in Spanish

Successful Annual Meeting for AMJA

Call for Speakers: Biennial Conference Full Agenda Available!

The tentative agenda for the 14th IAWJ Biennial Conference is now available! Please take time to review the full program.We are seeking ideas and participants for 8 of the sessions. If you are interested in having a speaking role at the conference, please send your idea via email to conference@iawj.org In the subject of your message, please indicate the session in which you
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Call for Speakers: Biennial Conference Full Agenda Available!

Global Voice in International Law: International Courts and Women Judges

The IAWJ Executive Director, Lisa Davis, will join a panel of five experts at the Woodrow Wilson Center on Tuesday 05 December from 4:00 to 5:00 PM for a panel titled, “Global Voice in International Law: International Courts and Women Judges.” The panel will be moderated by Wilson Center’s Global Fellow, Josephine Dawuni. Panelists that will join Lisa Davis include, Professor Nienke Grossman of
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Global Voice in International Law: International Courts and Women Judges

Biennial Conference Scholarship from CCIAWJ

The Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges has announced its application for financial assistance to cover registration fees for the IAWJ Biennial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To be eligible, an applicant must be a judge and a member of the IAWJ. Preference will be given to judges who have no attended a biennial conference in the past and/or to
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Biennial Conference Scholarship from CCIAWJ

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Young Arab Women Beyond Boundaries and Borders

The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University issued a call for papers focused on feminist movements for gender equality and women’s rights across the Middle East. The call is targeting young Arab women as the main contributors. Submissions will be accepted in English and Arabic. The volume is set to be published by McFarland in late
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Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Young Arab Women Beyond Boundaries and Borders

Member Opportunity: Institutional Mentoring Expert Needed

Opportunity: Developing Mentoring for Women Magistrates   The Côte d’Ivoire ProJustice program is a cooperative agreement funded by the USAID/West Africa/Regional Peace and Governance Office. It is a 5-year judicial reform program, whose two main objectives are to (i) improve and modernize administration of justice and case management through innovative tools implemented in 11 pilot courts, and (ii) increase access to justice for
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Member Opportunity: Institutional Mentoring Expert Needed

World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week Featured a Panel on Sextortion

On Wednesday, 08 November 2017, IAWJ Senior Adviser, Ms. Nancy Hendry, was interviewed by Tazeen Hasan, of the World Bank, in a panel titled, “When the Bribe Isn’t Money: Combating ‘Sextortion’ as a Corrupt Practice.” Sextortion is a global phenomenon that has a devastating impact on women and other vulnerable persons. Sextortion occurs when an individual entrusted with authority abuses their power in
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World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week Featured a Panel on Sextortion

IAWJ at the Summit of Women Judges and Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences will host the Summit of Women Judges and Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime on 09-10 November 2017 at Casino Pio IV in Vatican City. A number of IAWJ judges, including IAWJ President Dr. Susana Medina, will be participating in the program. The two day program is set to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, Goal
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IAWJ at the Summit of Women Judges and Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime