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Over 900 IAWJ members from 84 countries attended with 100 accompanying guests to make this 1000-person celebration a festive and global 25th Birthday for the IAWJ. This Biennial’s theme of “Women Judges and the Rule of Law: Assessing the Past, Anticipating the Future” was truly fitting as this Conference brought together founding members of the IAWJ with all the many members who have joined us throughout the years, including our newest members of 2016.  Read more

The IAWJ 13th Biennial Conference ---A Huge Success!   
10 June 2016
IAWJ Members Adopt Resolution to Support the International Commission of Missing Persons (ICMP)
29 May 2016
Members unanimously adopted a resolution in support of the ICMP at its 13th Biennial Conference. May 29th, 2016. The IAWJ recognizes that resolving the fate of the missing and the disappeared in a manner commensurate with rule of law directly correlates with the IAWJ’s mission to advance human rights and equal justice for all. 

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The Board of Directors elected new members to the Executive Council, and the membership elected representatives to the Board of Directors during the regional meetings at the Biennial Conference. We are proud to announce and welcome our new leaders. 

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IAWJ Announces new Executive Officers and Board Members for 2016-2018
29 May 2016

IAWJ's New Program in the Dominican Republic Engages Judges to Fix the Problem of GBV 'Case Collapse' in its Judicial System 
Through the vital help of IAWJ member judges, IAWJ is partnering with the National Judicial College (ENJ) and the Supreme Court of Justice, and the Constitutional Tribunal to analyze and remedy the weaknesses in the judicial system that are failing women who seek remedy and protections in gender-based violence cases. IAWJ designed and disseminated a detailed survey to judges in five districts to identify weaknesses and to generate a debate about obstacles and solutions​.  Read more