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September 16, 2019

Women have made trailblazing contributions to the history of Ghana. Whether it is in the works of Yaa Asantewaa, the unrelenting militant Queen Mother of the Ashanti Kingdom, or the entrepreneurial legacy of Dr. Esther Ocloo (neé Nkulenu) an industrialist and philanthropist, the list continues to grow. Regrettably, within the political realm, women have struggled to achieve meaningful representation in the legislative and exec...

August 25, 2019

“A right is never lost, as long as someone strives to claim it” (author unknown)

It doesn’t sound rationale to envisage having Egyptian women attending law school, joining the Parliament/Legislative Authority, teaching law, yet are prevented from being judges/sitting on the bench. Becoming a woman judge is a dream of many Egyptian female law graduates. Allowing women to be judges is an essential democratic value of equality, a...

June 18, 2019

 Judges from Cote D'Ivoire

From June 3-7, 2019, women judges across Africa converged in the beautiful city of Abidjan – the capital of Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa, for the biennial regional conference of the International Association of Women Judges. The four-day conference was hosted by the Association of Women Judges of Cote D’Ivoire (Association Femmes Juristes de Cote D’Ivoire-AFEMCI). The theme for the conference was “Uni...

December 30, 2018

(L-R) Dr. Dawuni,  Amb. Mulamula, Amb. Chihombori-Quao and Amb. Phillip-Browne

In 1991, Charlesworth, Chinkin and Wright’s article on Feminist Approaches to International Law provided a set of lens for understanding and challenging the hierarchical and patriarchal nature of international law. Since then, their findings revolutionized the development of new studies seeking to question the place of women in international law...

October 31, 2018

On 7 September 2018,  the Center for Research on Law, Equity and Diversity (LEAD) at the Faculty of Law at Queen Mary University of London hosted the launch of the book International Courts and the African Woman Judge: Unveiled Narratives (Routledge, 2018). The book examines the lives and professional accomplishments of seven women judges from African countries who have served, or are currently serving in international courts...

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