IAWJ Member, Hon. Sanji Monageng, Publishes Op Ed for the UNODC

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.
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IAWJ Member, Hon. Sanji Monageng, Publishes Op Ed for the UNODC

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
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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

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
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IAWJ Members participate in UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea | IAWJ members, Hon. Adisa Zahiragic from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hon. Sanji Monageng from Botswana, Hon. Hyunhee Han from the Republic of Korea, David Sachar from the US, and IAWJ Former Presidents  Hon. Teresita de Castro from Philippines and Hon. Eusebia Munuo from Tanzania will participate in UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues in Seoul from December 6-7.  Along with
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Conducts Activities on Human Trafficking

Argentina | The Asociación de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AMJA) conducted several activities on human trafficking in October. On October 16, they conducted a debate on “Violence in the Workplace: Gender and Access to Justice” in Buenos Aires to spread the word and debate on the different laws and actions that protect workers in regards to violence in the workplace, particularly violence against women,
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Conducts Activities on Human Trafficking

IAWJ Board Member and President of the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA), Hon. Saida Chebili, presented on the IAWJ’s Regional Perspective on Human Trafficking

Tunisia | Hon. Saida Chebili, IAWJ Board Member and President of the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA), participated in the United Kingdom Association of Women Judges’ (UKAWJ) Annual Conference in Liverpool on November 9th.  She did a presentation for the Conference on IAWJ’s Regional Perspective on Human Trafficking.  The theme of this year’s UKAWJ conference was “Migration Slavery and the Law.” You can see some pictures
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IAWJ Board Member and President of the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA), Hon. Saida Chebili, presented on the IAWJ’s Regional Perspective on Human Trafficking

African Women Judges Commit to Tackling Gender Based Violence with International Association of Women Judges-Africa Region Forum

Africa | “Women judges, magistrates and prosecutors have signed a commitment that would see a concerted approach by women justice actors to combating Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Africa.” According to the Journal du Cameroun, representatives of women judges, magistrates, and prosecutor associations from Kenya, Liberia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia, Zambia and Nairobi, committed to creating an International Association of Women Judges-Africa Region
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New law on the books: Women Judges provide Training on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | Our member association in Haiti, the Chapitre Haïtien de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges (CHAIFEJ), continues conducting training for judges on human trafficking in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Training on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The IAWJ Commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated today, November 25, as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. On this day, the IAWJ celebrates its members who work each day to end violence, but especially: Our members who work in family courts, who deal with violence in the family. Work in these courts is stressful, sometimes heartbreaking, not-very-high-status, and potentially
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The IAWJ Commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

IAWJ Member, Magistrate Mar Serna, to be Member of Spain’s next General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ)

Spain | Magistrate Mar Serna, IAWJ member and founder of IAWJ’s Spanish chapter, the Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España (AMJE), will be member of the next General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) in Spain.  “At AMJE, we are delighted that one of ours has been selected [for the CGPJ]. There is a lot of work to be done for equality in order to break the glass
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