IAWJ Member, Justice Wavny Toussaint, Interviewed for Caribbean Life News

New York, USA | IAWJ Member, New York State Supreme Court Justice Wavny Toussaint, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, was interviewed for Caribbean Life News. In her interview, she encouraged young people interested in pursuing law careers to follow their dreams because “nothing is impossible.” Justice Toussaint was the first Trinidadian to become a judge in New York. After a lost election in 1999,
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IAWJ Present at the Summit of African Women Judges & Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

Vatican City | The Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted a two-day Summit of African Women Judges & Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime on December 12 and 13. IAWJ Board Members, Hon. Saida Chebili, Hon. Ngozi Emehelu, Hon. Hannah Okwengu, and Hon. Susana Medina represented the IAWJ at the Summit along with over twenty IAWJ members.  Almost fifty women participated in the conference.
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IAWJ Member, Hon. Gita Mittal’s Court Order Leads to the Criminalization of Sextortion in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, India | Based on IAWJ Member, Chief Justice Gita Mittal’s court order, the legislature has recognized sextortion as a criminal offense in Jammu and Kashmir punishable with  3-5 years of jail time plus a fine. Jammu and Kashmir has become the first Indian state to recognize sextortion as a separated criminal offense. The Bill “Jammu and Kashmir Criminal Laws (Sexual Offences)
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IAWJ Member, Hon. Gita Mittal’s Court Order Leads to the Criminalization of Sextortion in Jammu and Kashmir

IAWJ Board Member, Hon. Mina Sougrati, Attended the UN Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Migration

Marrakesh, Morocco | IAWJ Board Secretary, Hon. Mina Sougrati represented the IAWJ at the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakesh where, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 164 nations voted to support the Global Compact for Migration. With almost 85% of UN Member States supporting it, the first global agreement
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IAWJ Board Member, Hon. Mina Sougrati, Attended the UN Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Migration

IAWJ Former President, Hon. Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Wrote an Op Ed for the UNODC

IAWJ Former President, Hon. Teresita Leonardo de Castro, from the Philippines, wrote an Op Ed for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) discussing Sextortion, which is “the abuse of power to obtain a sexual benefit or advantage.” In the article titled “Exposing and Preventing Sextortion in the Judiciary“, Justice Leonardo de Castro highlighted that “sextortion violates fundamental ethical standards, because even if
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IAWJ Former President, Hon. Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Wrote an Op Ed for the UNODC

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
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IAWJ Staff Joined our Chapter in Malawi, Women Judges of Malawi, in Activities to Assess Program Results

The National Association of Women Judges of Nigeria (NAWJN) Holds Biennial Conference in Abuja

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
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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
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IAWJ Holds Evening Discussion on Attacks to Judicial Independence Featuring IAWJ member, Judge Klaudia Lozyk from Poland

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
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IAWJ Members Participate in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies