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The National Association of Women Judges, Nigeria (NAWJN) held its 2012 Annual General Meeting and Conference from November 22nd to November 24th in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme of NAWJN's 2012 Annual Conference was "Domestic Violence and Sextortion"

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National Association of Women Judges, Nigeria Holds Its 2012 Annual Conference
24 November 2012
Hon.Claire L'Heureux-Dube winner of IAWJ Human Rights Award 2012.
On Justice Claire L'Heurex Dube's 85th birthday, over 400 gathered at the University of Ottawa's Gowlings Moot Court Room to honor her many accomplishments and learn about her background and experiences.

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Another Honor for Canada's Hon. Claire L'Heureux-Dube, member of IAWJ
25 September 2012
The Zambia Women Judges Association (ZAWJ) hosted a two-day symposium from November 22nd to November 23rd 2012 in Lusaka, Zambia under the theme "Gender Justice" The symposium, which was sponsored by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Zambian Judiciary, hosted 150 participants drawn from various organizations.

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IAWJ member Shireen Fisher, who is President of the Special Court of Sierra Leone, is part of a strong movement towards justice in Sierra Leone for those harmed in conflict. The Special Court of Sierra Leone, a tribunal established by the UN and the government of Sierra Leone, hears cases on sexual and gender-based crimes that occurred during times of conflict, bringing to light those who breached international humanitarian law in Sierra Leone after 30 November 2006.

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Special Court of Sierra Leone, Led by President Shireen Fisher, Makes Strides for Women's Accessibility to Justice
9 October 2012
Justice Shireen Fisher, IAWJ member and President of the Special Court of Sierra Leone, Photo Courtesy of United Nations News Centre

Zambia Women Judges Association Hosted a Symposium on "Gender Justice" 
23 November 2012
Judge Betty Fletcher, who was a pioneer for women, especially women judges, passed away on the evening of Monday, October 22nd, in Seattle with family members at her bedside. She was 89.

A memorial will be held November 10th at noon in Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle.


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Remembering Judge Betty Fletcher, a cherished member of the IAWJ
22 October 2012
Judge Betty Fletcher, a cherished member of the IAWJ. Photo courtesy of law.com.

Registration Now Open for the IAWJ Asia/Pacific Regional Conference 2013
in New Zealand
18 October 2012
The 2013 Asian-Pacific Regional Judges Conference will take place in Auckland, New Zealand on the 10 - 12 of May 2013. Early bird registration is open until 14 December 2012.


Click here to see a message from the conference co-founders and a link to register.
IAWJ Member, Liisa Kiianlinna, Wins Gusi Peace Prize 2012
28 November 2012
IAWJ member, Liisa Kiianlinna, was awarded the Gusi Peace Prize on November 28, 2012. The Gusi Peace Prize is Asia's foremost awarding body; it recognizes individuals and groups worldwide that work towards attaining peace and respect for human life. She was one of 20 laureates awarded last year. She was recognized for her contributions to social justice & humanitarian law.  

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Mrs. Liisa Kiianlinna, Former Judge of Kuopio Administrative Court