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To Judge or Not to Judge: Women in the Judiciary in the Muslim World


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Presented by: International Law Forum and Capital Area Muslim Bar Association

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014,

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Place: O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Address: 1625 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Metro Stop: Farragut West (Orange and Blue lines); Farragut North (Red line)

Parking: $11 in building after 5:00 pm

Advance Registration: After 09/26/14:

Members: $10 $13

Non-members: $20 $23

Student Members: $5 $8

Student Non-members: $10 $13

Please visit http://www.wbadc.org or fax this flyer to
202-639-8889.

Questions: admin@wbadc.org or 202-639-8880

Featuring:
Engy Abdelkader, Esq., Co-Director of Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families
Anne Tierney Goldstein, Esq., Human Rights Education Director, International Association of Women Judges

In the U.S., women in the legal profession continue to strive for improved representation in the judiciary. How are our counterparts faring in the Muslim world? We will hear from Engy Abdelkader, an expert on the prevalence of women judges in Indonesia, Egypt, and Iran, and each country’s approach to women in the judiciary. She will explain how the Islamic jurisprudential approach accepts women as judges, despite perceptions to the contrary. She will also review the typical reasons offered for supporting or opposing women serving as judges in various Muslim countries.


Additionally, we will hear from Anne Tierney Goldstein, whose decades of work with the International Association of Women Judges has provided unique access to Muslim women judges serving in countries such as Nigeria and Pakistan, including the first woman to serve on Pakistan’s Islamic law court.

This program is presented by the WBA International Law Forum and the Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA). Current members of CAMBA will receive a discount code via email in order to register for this event at the reduced WBA member rate online.

Both women and men are encouraged to attend WBA events and join the organization as members.
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