The first episode of IAWJ Insights “Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Discussing the Importance of Women Judges” is live and available wherever you get your podcasts. IAWJ Insights episodes will feature our incredible members and spotlight initiatives and issues taking place in their countries and/or regions. Stay tuned for more exciting episodes and please share with your friends and colleagues! To listen to
IAWJ judges the world over mourn the death of our longstanding member, constant friend and inspiring mentor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We honor her achievements and her unceasing efforts to achieve recognition in law of individual human beings without preconceptions or stereotypes and to make equality for all a reality. She was a true pioneer woman judge and champion for women’s rights and
For the IAWJ’s Spanish-speaking members, the culmination of the month’s activities was a virtual regional conference on July 30 and 31, co-hosted by the Poder Judicial of the Dominican Republic, the Instituto de Estudios Judiciales of Chile, the Red Interamericana de Mujeres Profesionales por los Derechos Humanos, UNODC, AJURD, MACHI and the Fundación LIBERA. This year’s virtual conference ran for two half-days, with
The IAWJ Held a Webinar in French in Commemoration of the International Day against Trafficking in Persons
On July 30, 2020, the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons (CNLTP), the Magistrates School of Haiti (EMA), the Haitian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (CHAIFEJ) and the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), through the support of the BEST program: “Building a Solid Environment to Eradicate Human Trafficking” (The Best program is funded by United States Agency for
“The U.S. Immigration Courts: Still in a Health and Safety Crisis, More Than Five Months In” by Emma Tsankov
For the past five months, the U.S. Immigration Courts have been engaged in a dangerous ritual with Courts opening and then closing in rapid succession as COVID cases materialize and then recede. This process is ad hoc and non-transparent causing considerable concern throughout the Immigration Judge corps and the greater legal community. Contact tracing is not standardized, and cleaning measures are opaque. These
The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Led a Training Cycle on Gender Perspective in the Corrientes Chamber of Deputies
The Hon. Martha Altabe, Vicepresident of AMJA, and the Hon. Maria Laura Altamiranda both conducted the training. More information is available here.
The International Association of Women Judges – Kenya Chapter (IAWJ-KC) Was Mentioned in an Article About Gender Parity
According to Nation, the International Association of Women Judges – Kenya Chapter (IAWJ-KC) indicated that, after their latest gender audit, the judiciary is yet to achieve gender parity. The full article is available here.
The IAWJ and the South Africa Chapter of the IAWJ (SAC-IAWJ) Were Mentioned in an Article About the Role of Courts in Helping in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence
“Incidents of violence against women are widespread, yet only a small portion of these reach the courtroom… For those cases that do reach the justice system, some collapse within the judicial process.” The full article is available here.
You will all have read, with concern, about the shocking and tragic attack on Judge Esther Salas and her family and heard her Honour’s call for issues of judicial security to be addressed urgently: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/03/us/federal-judge-esther-salas/index.html. The IAWJ has been contacted by the District and County Courts Technology Liaison Committee, a committee of judges in Australia and New Zealand at intermediate level, which is
IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, Spoke About Sextortion During a Webinar Organized by Transparency International (TI)
On July 16, IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, joined experts from Transparency International (TI) and UN Women in a global webinar on “The Use of Data in Shaping Gender-Sensitive Anti-Corruption Agenda”. The IAWJ and TI have been collaborating on a project in Morocco that focuses on adopting a more gender-inclusive approach to combating corruption, and that collaboration has helped to put gender and