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The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) has member in five different regions of the world; Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East, and North America.

Occasionally, IAWJ will send out press releases on behalf of our membership about a variety of matters of importance to our members. These press releases can be found below.

Press Releases 2016
IAWJ Stands in Solidarity with Nice

IAWJ stands in solidarity with the people of France in this tragic moment.


International Association of Women Judges Concerned with Removal of Judges in Turkey 
The International Association of Women Judges, representing judges from countries around the world, is committed to judicial independence and impartiality as essential to the Rule of Law. The wholesale termination of judges, with an apparent lack of individualized due process, is a threat to those principles. We urge the Turkish authorities to conform their actions to the dictates of the national Constitution and laws, consistent with international principles of human rights, the United Nations Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary and the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct.  

View the full release in English here.
Voir le communiqué en français ici.
Ver el comunicado en español aquí.
International Association of Women Judges Urges Appointment of UN Secretary-General 
Gender equality is a matter of human rights.

Women are more than half of the world’s population, yet are underrepresented in international organizations, courts, and monitoring organizations. This lack of diversity reduces the legitimacy of such organizations, and limits their potential and impact.

The appointment of women to international organizations incorporates a gender perspective into global decision making, highlighting and addressing issues that might otherwise would be absent from the discussion on the public agenda.

View the full release in English here.
Voir le communiqué en français ici.
Ver el comunicado en español aquí.
IAWJ renews call for application of the rule of law to the case of Nigerian schoolgirls 
A video released by Boko Haram 16 August 2016 purports to show school girls captured two years ago from Chibok. The video has given family members of the girls new hope for their ultimate reunion. On 8 May 2014, IAWJ Members who attended the IAWJ Biennial Membership Meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, approved a resolution concerning the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls, human rights and the rule of law. That resolution expressed IAWJ members’ deep concern that the kidnapping of over 200 girls was an affront to justice and the rule of law, and inconsistent with human rights.

View the full release in English here.
Voir le communiqué en français ici.
Ver el comunicado en español aqui.

IAWJ Celebrates International Day of the Girl
Today, IAWJ joins in the celebration of UN's International Day of the Girl. On December 19th, 2011, the UN declared the 11th of October the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing the rights of girls, and the unique challenges girls face around the world. As IAWJ President, Hon. Susana Medina noted "Girls' education is a powerful tool for the development of economies and societies, and a fundamental human right with intergenerational benefits." IAWJ supports initiatives that work to better the lives of girls around the world.

View the full release in English here.
Voir le communiqué en français ici.
Ver el comunicado en español aquí.