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Women Judges as Agents of Change

Women Judges as Agents of Change


Justice Yvonne Mokgoro
First black woman judge in South Africa Former justice of the post-apartheid

Justice Lilian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza

Leah Hoctor
Moderator Senior Legal Adviser, ICJ

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) invites you to share the real life experiences of two African women, who have overcome the challenges of poverty and discrimination to become two of Africa’s most senior and admired judges.

The Press Club event comes ahead of the Fourth ICJ Geneva Forum of Judges and Lawyers on 5-6 December. The Forum is convened annually by the ICJ’s Centre for Independence of Judges and Lawyers, bringing together legal practitioners from around the world to help safeguard the independence and impartiality of the judiciary and the legal profession.
This year’s forum promotes the role of women in the judiciary, focusing particularly on women judges and lawyers from Africa and the Middle East. It forms part of a broader ICJ initiative on women judges, lawyers and human rights defenders as agents of change.

Composed of judges and lawyers from all regions of the world, the ICJ is based in Geneva and has been active since 1952 to promote and protect human rights through the rule of law and achieve the goals of a just, democratic, peaceful and humane society.

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