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Exciting news IAWJ biennial conference:
Auckland from 7 to 9 May 2021

The IAWJ biennial conference will be held in
Auckland from 7 to 9 May 2021

Please note: For some time zones, the conference dates will be 6 - 8 May.
Please refer to the program page for more detailed information to determine the timing for your location.

This will be an in-person conference for delegates who can travel to New Zealand. Unfortunately, it looks as though travel restrictions are likely to remain in place throughout 2021. The conference will therefore be mostly virtual. It will be live streamed and recorded so that it will be accessible on the conference website for all delegates to view until the end of 2021. 

Although we are sad that we will not be able to welcome you all in person to New Zealand, we think this mostly virtual event will still be an amazing experience and we are very much looking forward to hosting you in 2021.

Justice Susan Glazebrook,  President-Elect of the IAWJ
Judge Mary O’Dwyer, President of the NZAWJ


COVID-19- Important information for delegates, speakers, and sponsors.
The organisers reserve the right in their sole discretion to convert the conference to a purely virtual format if there appears to be a real risk that Covid-19 alert levels may be other than Level 1 at the time of the conference. If this occurs on or before 26 April then registrants who were to attend in person will be informed of the decision to deliver the conference totally virtually and refunded the difference between the virtual and the in person registration fee. If a registrant chooses to cancel, then the normal cancellation fees will apply.
If a decision has been made before 26 April to continue with the in person conference but alert levels change on or after that date, the conference will be delivered virtually for all delegates. The full registration fee will be payable by in person delegates and no refund of any part of the registration fee will be able to be made as non-refundable expenditure will already have been incurred. 
The organisers will continue to monitor the situation and will take a precautionary approach to any alert level changes.  

Media Enquires: For media enquiries regarding the IAWJ Conference, please email IAWJproject@justice.govt.nz

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