Geneva Forum Series no. 1: Women and the Judiciary

Issue: Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Document Type: Seminar and Conference Report
Date: 2014

The present publication, no. 1 in the “Geneva Forum Series”, brings together materials related to the 2013 Geneva Forum on women and the judiciary.

Discussions focused on overcoming obstacles to women’s full and equal participation in the judiciary, and possible links to the better protection of women’s human rights by the judiciary.

The publication opens with highlights of the discussions in Geneva.

A second paper integrates the insights of the Geneva discussions together with findings from earlier regional colloquia in Tanzania and Tunisia. Finally, short snapshots are provided of the situation for women and the judiciary in six jurisdictions: Jordan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.

The ICJ has convened the Geneva Forum of Judges and Lawyers each year since 2010.

Organized by the ICJ’s Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, the Forum gathers legal practitioners from around the world for dialogue aimed at identifying and finding practical solutions to the challenges their professions face.

Improved judicial protection of human rights is the underlying motivation and theme for the Forums.

The ICJ plans to publish further entries in the “Geneva Forum Series” following future Forums.

The Series seeks to provide a permanent record of the discussions.

The summaries of the proceedings at the previous Geneva Forums can be consulted here:

1st Geneva Forum

2nd Geneva Forum

3rd Geneva Forum

Download the full text of the Geneva Forum Series no 1:

Universal-Women and Judiciary Gva For 1-Publications-Conference Report-2014-ENG

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