The 13th Biennial Conference of the IAWJ was held between the 26th and 29th of May 2016 in Washington DC, USA. The theme of the conference was “Women Judges And The Rule Of Law: Assessing The Past, Anticipating The Future.” The
Conference commenced on Thursday, 26th May 2016 with registration, drop off of “Global Treasures” for the “Silent Auction”. and a welcome reception where first time attendees were paired up with “mentors”.

The formal sessions began on Friday, 27th May and involved ceremonial presentations to honour the festivity of the Silver Jubilee of the IAWJ, jurisprudential exchange sessions, business meetings, social and cultural activities. The panellists
delivered informative pieces detailing their leadership and participation in addressing gender inequality, and highlighting new developments in international human rights.

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