• International Courts and the African Woman Judge

    February 6, 2019

    In 2018, the African Foundation of International Law organized a book launch for the publication ‘International Courts and the African Woman Judge ; Unveiled Naratives. After the opening remarks by Deputy – Registrar of the ICJ, Mr. Jean-Pelé Fomété, Dr Josephine Jarpa Dawuni, one of the editors, presented her book. She explained that the book narrates the lives and achievements of seven African female judges who currently sit on international courts and tribunals. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with ICJ Judge Julia Sebutinde and Judge Liesbeth Lijnzaad of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and former ICTY prosecutor, Daniela Kravetz. Judge Sebutinde and Judge Lijnzaad spoke on the subject of gender and international courts as well as shared their personal experiences with the members of the audience. Daniela Kravetz, former ICTY Prosecutor, talked about the Gqual campaign and their strategies to promote gender parity in international legal organs.

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  • President Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

    February 1, 2017

    President Trump on Tuesday nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, elevating a conservative in the mold of Justice Antonin Scalia to succeed the late jurist and touching off an intense fight with Senate Democrats at the start of his presidency over the ideological bent of the nation’s highest court.

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  • Interview: Judge Jenny Schokkenbroek

    October 31, 2014

    This month, an interview with Jenny Schokkenbroek, a Dutch Judge working for EU missions. After studying Law in Groningen and working as a corporate lawyer, she became a civil judge in Utrecht and Haarlem. In 2009, she successfully applied for the position of international civil judge and served within the EU Mission called EULEX in Kosovo from 2009 – 2012. From 2012 – 2013 she worked for the EU mission Afghanistan (EUPOL) as a legal expert in the field of anticorruption.

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