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- IAWJ General meeting
- Reports on programmes
- Presidential Address
- Presentation of Awards
- Introduction of new board members
In this session you will hear from our Executive Office staff about the IAWJ programs and other projects they are working on, honor the recipients of IAWJ awards and be introduced to your new IAWJ officers and regional directors. Our President, Justice Susan Glazebrook, will present her Presidential address.
Plenary Session 8: "Judicial diversity"
Judicial diversity at all levels of the judiciary is critical for perceptions of the constitutional validity of the courts and to ensure judges understand the parties appearing before them. This session will examine the innovative ways judicial diversity is being encouraged around the world and suggestions for future action.
Plenary Session 5: "Trauma-informed courts"
Many of those appearing before our courts as both witnesses and parties are suffering from trauma. This trauma can be individual, collective (such as from the long-term effects of colonization), or both. The most recent of our anti-human trafficking grants, in Kenya and Uganda, have focused on the impact of trauma on witness testimony and the strategies for making courts more accessible to traumatized parties and witnesses. This panel will share some of the lessons learned from those projects as well as hearing about how trauma has been accommodated in other contexts.
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.