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Webinar

Attacks and reprisals against judges in Central America: a conversation with members of the Central American Federation of Judges for Democracy

Date:

September 22, 2021

Time:

04:00pm-05:00pm CST

Location:

Online

Cost:

Free

Summary

Central American judiciaries have not been exempt from the recent deterioration in the respect for the rule of law in the region.

Arbitrary dismissals, frivolous complaints, and the possible adoption of measures that would violate judicial independence are some of the threats and risks that Central American judges are facing.

In this virtual conversation, we will speak with members of judges’ associations, like the Central American Federation of Judges for Democracy (FECAJUD), about what judges can do to protect their independence and what role the judges’ associations can play to strengthen the rule of law.

This event will take place in Spanish and will be broadcast live on SIF’s social media.

Speakers

Adriana Orocú

Costa Rican judge and Vice President

Central American Federation of Judges for Democracy (FECAJUD)

Fany Bennett Calderón

Honduran judge and former President

Association of Judges for Democracy (AJD)

Haroldo Vásquez

Guatemalan judge and President

Central American Federation of Judges for Democracy (FECAJUD)

Juan Antonio Durán

Salvadoran judge and member

Central American Federation of Judges for Democracy (FECAJUD)

Moderator

Mirte Postema

Project Manager

Anti-Impunity Fund, Seattle International Foundation (SIF)