IAWJ Board Meeting (Board Members only)
Board Dinner (Board Members only)
- Registration and drop off items for silent auction
- IAWJ Board meeting continued (Board members only)
Registration and drop off items for silent auction
- Opening Ceremony
- Roll call of Nations
- In Memoriam
- Welcome by IAWJ Executive Director and IAWJ President
- Welcome by Morocco
Regional meetings and elections for regional IAWJ Board representatives
Silent auction opens
Dinner at Chez Ali
Plenary Session 1: "Celebrating success"
Since the IAWJ last gathered in person four years ago, much has changed. Members have innovated, broken glass ceilings, and thrived. In this panel we will hear from members about successes in their courts or their careers; listen to their reflections on how that success was achieved; and discuss the lessons that were learned for the future. We will also hear about innovations that arose from COVID-19 and other crises and those that led to long term change.
Plenary Session 2: "Empowering women judges"
In 2022, IAWJ received a Women in Leadership in the Law grant from Co Impact/New Venture Futures to promote the leadership of women in the judiciary. In this panel, IAWJ staff and grant partners will describe the work it is doing as part of this initiative; how is it currently working with five IAWJ members associations; and discuss the future of the partnership. Initiative partners will also speak about their experiences with the project thus far.
Plenary Session 3: "Afghanistan and the IAWJ"
The women judges of Afghanistan have long risked their lives to uphold the rule of law. With the return of the Taliban to power in the country and the fall of Kabul, their position became untenable; leaving Afghanistan was a life-saving necessity. In this panel you will hear from some of the Afghan women judges about their experiences and from the IAWJ Afghan Women Judges Committee about the efforts to rescue and support them.
Plenary session 4: "Towards more inclusive justice"
How have the courts responded to the needs of persons for whom they were not designed? In this panel, we will hear about initiatives from around the world designed to ensure inclusive justice for such persons, including those from minority groups, unrepresented litigants, youth, parties and witnesses affected by disability, and litigants who do not speak the court language.