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First National Congress of Judges Held in Peru  
October 19, 2016
 On the 23 and 24 September, the First National Congress of Judges of the Judiciary was held in the Superior Court of Liberty, Trujillo. Organized by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Peru, the Congress focused on administering justice, access to justice, human rights, and international standards and the impact of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The two days of the Congress were attended by 160 Judges of the various regions. 
Dr. Elvia Barrios Alvarado, the Supreme Judge of the Court of Justice of the Republic and President of the Commission for Gender Justice Judiciary, presided over the Congress, accompanied by Mrs. Judge Supreme Dr. Janet Tello .

Giraldi, who gave welcoming remarks.​

On the first day of the National Congress two sessions were held by Dr. Maria Pia E. Leiro, Judge of the Court of Appeals and Guarantees of the Judicial Department of Zarate-Campana, Judiciary of the Province of Buenos Aires. During the first session, Dr. Leiro discussed the central mechanisms to administer justice with a gender perspective. The afternoon session referred to international instruments, reports and failures of the Commission and Court HR, and impacts on national regulation. 

Both sessions focused on the topic of gender and in particular the rights of women, given that internationally the State of Peru made commitments, today reflected in the recently incorporated into its domestic law rules, and that given a solid recognition of rights for equality between women and men support, thus promoting discrimination and violence against women is eradicated.

The second day of the Congress began with words by Dr. Maria Pia E. Leiro, in which she reviewed the proposals and conclusions reached in relation to the work emerging from the workshop. Then the Head Judge of the Supreme Court, Dr. Janet Tello Giraldo, addressed the issue of Gender Perspective and Trafficking in her session. Other topics addressed throughout the second day of the Congress included the issue of participation of women in decision-making bodies and control of the judiciary, the application of precautionary measures and protective measures under the law 30364, and Femicide, and the role of operators of justice.​

IAWJ sends it's congratulations on a successful first National Congress of Judges to the Supreme Court of Peru!