AMJE to Host Conference on Gender Violence and Education
24 February 2017
AMJE will host a one-day conference on February 24th in Madrid on the "Approach to Gender Violence Since Education." As part of their ongoing series, "Educating in Equal Justice," the event will feature several experts discussing gender violence in education, and will conclude with a public discussion about the role of judges in educating youth and creating an egalitarian society.
IAWJ to Host CSW Parallel Event
25 January 2017
On March 16th, 2017 IAWJ will host a parallel event as part of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, USA. The focus of this year’s CSW is “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work.” In conjunction with the CSW, IAWJ’s panel “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work: Views from the Bench,” featuring several IAWJ members giving their perspectives on the view from in bench on a variety of issues.
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Important Changes in Leadership for the National Association of Women Judges and Magistrates of Botswana
16 May 2017
The National Association of Women Judges and Magistrates of Botswana (NAWABO) met on January 21st, 2017 for its Annual General Meeting. The meeting presented the opportunity to implement for important changes in the leadership and the re-branding of NAWABO. These changes reflect a transformation for the Association and a meaningful opportunity to build off the years of incredible work and the impacts achieved. One of the key outcomes was the rebranding of the title of the Association from NAWABO to the Botswana Chapter of International Association of Women Judges.
Europe and the Middle East Regional Meeting to be held in Budapest, Hungary
14 February 2017
The Hungarian Association of Women Judges, and the Regional Directors of IAWJ for Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, are very pleased to invite you to attend a conference in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary on 23 and 24 March 2017. The conference will focus on Gender Issues and Migration and will also address particular issues concerning Unaccompanied Children and Girls caught up in the migration crisis.
A Message from IAWJ's President on International Women's Day
8 March 2017
Today, while we celebrate International Women´s Day, I would like to greet you, my sisters, members of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).
We, Women Judges of the world, we have an unmatched opportunity to give Justice a more human face, a more sensitive face, to deliver a service closer to people; in order to make the system more effective, efficient and independent.
International Commission of Jurists publishes final version of the Principles on the Role of Judges & Lawyers in relation to Refugees & Migrants
22 August 2017
The International Commission of Jurists formally launched the published version of the Principles at a side event to the June 2017 session of the Human Rights Council (click here for details). The Principles seek to help judges and lawyers, as well as legislators and other government officials, better secure human rights and the rule of law in the context of large movements of refugees and migrants. More information on the ICJ Refugee Migrant Principles 2017 can be found here. The full version of the Principles, together with commentary, can be downloaded in English here.
Chilean Women Judges Joined Discussion on Successful Abortion Bill
20 August 2017
On Monday, August 21st, the Tribunal Constitucional (Constitutional Court) ruled a new abortion law, approved by Congress earlier this month, unconstitutional. The appeal, that requires support from one fourth of the elected Senators to be heard by the Court, was opposed by a President Michelle Bachelet-led bill legalizing therapeutic abortion. The Tres Causales (Three Grounds) bill allows women to undergo abortion procedures on three grounds: (1) fetal abnormalities incompatible with life, (2) an imminent threat to the life of the mother, and (3) pregnancy as a result of rape. Until now, Chile was one of only five countries that forbid abortion under any circumstances. The National Association of Women Judges Magistradas Chilenas (MACHI) joined the discussion last week as its President, María Francisca Zapata, required a hearing from the court in accordance with the process of Audiencias Públicas. MACHI was represented by prestigious attorney, Nicole Nehme. Hundreds of abortion advocates awaited the historic decision outside of the court building and celebrated its approval. "Today is a great day for women's and girl's human rights, as our democracy grows stronger. We are proud to have participated in this historical event" MACHI representatives explained in a statement.