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4 March 2024


UN Office on Drugs and Crime marks International Day of Women Judges with panel discussion on inclusive justice

Media is invited to join the event online
on 11 March 2024 from 14:00-15:30 hrs Vienna time

VIENNA, 4 March (UN Information Service) – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will mark the third International Day of Women Judges on 11 March with a panel discussion on “Inclusive Justice = Resilient Justice.” The event will be opened by UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly and Minister of Justice of Austria Alma Zadić.

The event is part of the UNODC Women in Justice/Women for Justice initiative, which advocates for women’s representation and leadership in the justice sector with the aim of promoting fair, effective and efficient criminal justice systems for all.

This hybrid panel discussion will feature experts from different regions and focus on advancing efforts to support and inspire the next generation of women in justice through education and mentoring in law school and the workplace, engagement with the private sector and civil society, and other measures.

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 75/274 designated 10 March the International Day of Women Judges.

Speakers include:

  • Ms. Maja Popovic,Minister of Justice of Serbia
  • Hon. Ms. Amparo M. Cabotaje-Tang, Presiding Justice of the Sandiganbayan (Special Anti-Graft) Court, Philippines
  • Ms. J. Jarpa Dawuni, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for African Women in Law, founding director of Howard University Centre for Women, Gender, and Global Leadership, Ghana
  • Hon. Mr. Peter Jamadar, Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice and Chairman of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Hon. Ms. Vanessa Ruiz, Senior Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Member of the Advisory Board of UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network, USA
  • Ms. Anwar Alqadeeri, Head of International Cooperation and Agreements, International Cooperation Department, Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha), Kuwait


11 March 2024 from 14:00-15:30 hrs (CET).

Follow the event live on UN Web TV: k1o/k1oiepzgu8

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For further information, please contact:

Brian Hansford
Chief, UNODC Advocacy Section
Email: unodc-press[at] 
Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3225

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