International Association of Judges Information

Dear Members,

The Federal Judges Association has historically sent a delegation to the International Association of Judges Annual Conference, which will be attended by 90 countries. Your support is much appreciated and we want you apprised of the delegation's efforts to represent you at the Conference in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, in September.
 
The International Association of Judges was founded in Salzburg (Austria) in 1953. It is a professional, non-political, international organization, bringing together national associations of judges, not individual judges, approved by the Central Council for admission to the Association. The mission of the Association is to safeguard the independence of the judiciary, which is an essential requirement of the judicial function, guaranteeing human rights and freedom. The organization currently encompasses 90 such national associations or representative groups from the Courts of the five Continents.
 
There are four Study Commissions, and at each conference, each Commission is given a set of topics to discuss. This year's topics are: Social Media and the Judiciary, Problems Large and Small in the Financing of Litigation, Protecting the Integrity of Judicial Proceedings, and Moral and Sexual Harassment and its Consequences on Sexual Relations.

The United States’ response to the First Study Commission report was prepared by Judge Marilyn Huff, regarding Social Media and the Judiciary. Her report is linked below. Each of the members of the First Study Commission also respond, and all Courts’ responses are posted on the IAJ website.

The United States’ response to the Second Study Commission report was prepared by Judge Allyson Duncan, regarding Problems in the Financing of Litigation. Judge Duncan will represent us at this Study Commission and her report is linked below. Each of the members of the Second Study Commission are also filing responses.
 
The United States’ response to the Third Study Commission report was prepared by Judge Chuck Simpson, regarding Protecting the Integrity of Judicial Proceedings. Judge Simpson is unable to attend, but his report is linked below and Judge David Carter will represent us at the Commission. Each of the members of the Third Study Commission are also responding to the report.

The United States’ response to the Fourth Study Commission report was prepared by Judge Margaret McKeown, regarding Moral and Sexual Harassment and its Consequence on Sexual Relations. Judge McKeown is unable to attend, but her report is linked below and Judge Cynthia Rufe will represent us at the Commission. Each of the members of the Fourth Study Commission also respond to the report.
 
All reports and responses submitted by the Federal Judges Association are available for your review on the FJA website, as well as on the public website of the International Association of Judges.

Sincerely,

Judge David Carter
Chair, International Rule of Law Committee

2019 IAJ Study Commission responses by FJA delegates

First Study Commission

Second Study Commission

Third Study Commission

Fourth Study Commission