On September 19, 2023, Justice Glazebrook was invited by the Constitution Court to speak at the Judges Academy on the topic, "The Challenges and Possibilities of Common Law Constitutionalism." Her discussion included four major recent cases of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, revealing different aspects of recent developments in New Zealand's constitutional framework. Justice Glazebrook's case examples spoke to the challenges and possibilities of common law constitutionalism.
The Chinese Taipei Chapter of IAWJ extended a warm welcome and greeting to Justice Susan Glazebrook, inviting her to participate in various 'welcome' activities. Senior Justice Peggy Pi-Hu Hsu, former Board member, and Asian Pacific Regional Director of the IAWJ, hosted a one-day Taipei city tour on September 17th. That evening, Tsai-Chen Tsai, President of the Chinese Taipei Chapter, hosted a banquet for Justice Glazebrook and her husband, with IAWJ Board member Mona Lynch also in attendance.
The IAJ Gala Dinner on September 18th was an overwhelmingly successful international event. Members of the Chinese Taipei Chapter made special arrangements for women judges, even those not members of IAWJ, to feel welcomed. Non-members' questions were warmly answered through short introductions, including explanations about IAWJ visions and core values. Justice Susan Glazebrook graciously visited each international table of women judges, offering warm greetings and remarks, demonstrating her support for IAWJ.
In more good news, it has been learned that several women judges attending this year's events plan to return to their home countries to set up Associations of Women Judges and then apply to become members of IAWJ.