Afghan Women Judges in Crisis: A Discussion with IAWJ Judges

March 02, 2023 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3041

Members of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), the 2023 recipient of the Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law, will discuss their efforts to coordinate an emergency evacuation of women judges in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover in 2021. The panel will include Justice Susan Glazebrook of the New Zealand Supreme Court, Justice Mona Lynch of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Judge Vanessa Ruiz of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Judge Patricia Whalen of the Vermont State Court, and Judge Robyn Tupman of the District Court of New South Wales. The discussion will be moderated by Dean Kerry Abrams. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law. For more information, please contact Ann Yandian at