Center's Director of Programs in International Justice and Society featured speaker at National Association of Women Judges' Annual Dinner Meeting
April 20, 2010
Swigart, the Center's Director of Programs in International Justice
and Society, was the featured speaker at the National Association of
Women Judges' District One Annual
Dinner Meeting April 20th. The meeting also featured opening remarks by
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall.
left to right: Honorable Ariane Vuono, Massachusetts Appeals Court;
Honorable Mary Lou Rup, Massachusetts Superior Court; Leigh Swigart,
Director of Programs in International Justice and Society, Ethics
Center; Honorable Amy Nechtem, Massachusetts Juvenile Court; Honorable
Fernande Duffly, Massachusetts Appeals Court.
Swigart spoke on "The Women and Men Who Decide the World's Cases," discussing her work with the the men and women who serve on the benches of international courts and tribunals, work that resulted in a book, co-authored with Daniel Terris (Brandeis University) and Cesare P.R. Romano (Loyola Law School): The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases.
In addition to providing a general background for the institutions that make up the international justice system, Swigart spoke about women who have served with distinction on the international bench, including several former US judges.