Honourable Madam Justice Robyn Moglove Diamond

1952-2018

Madam Justice Robyn Moglove Diamond was a tireless advocate for the rights of women and children. She was appointed to the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division) in 1989. She was also appointed as one of the two judges on Canada’s Special Committee on International Child Protection. In 2006, she was appointed to the International Hague Network of Judges where she was involved in numerous initiatives including the Malta Process in 2006 and 2009 and several Special Commissions and related meetings. She continued her work with the Hague Conference until 2017. She was a member of IAWJ and presented as a panelist in 2014 at the Biennial International Conference in Tanzania. She was the longest serving female judge in Manitoba where she served on numerous committees and initiatives including Canada’s National Child Support Advisory Committee and Federal Spousal Support Guidelines National Advisory Working Group. In 1980, while she was a government lawyer, she commenced work on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and led Manitoba to become one of the first four provinces in Canada in which the Convention came into force in 1983. As the first woman legal manager in the government of Manitoba (Family Law Branch) she was involved in numerous initiatives. She was a driving force behind the creation of Manitoba’s Maintenance Enforcement Program and Unified Family Court System. Families and children around the globe have benefited from her perseverance and dedication.