Justice Gita Mittal, the former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir, will be the first Indian Judge to hold the esteemed Arline Pacht Global Vision Award for 2021 from the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).
The award will be presented to her in acknowledgement of her noteworthy and prominent commitment to the IAWJ’s aims, which include supporting and inspiring women justices to eradicate gender inequality, fostering and upholding human rights, particularly for women and children, ending patriarchal legislation, striving to create gender-responsive courts, and making justice available to all. She will be honored alongside Mexico’s Respectable Justice Margarita Luna Ramos on May 07, 2021, at the virtual inauguration ceremony of the IAWJ’s Biennial Conference.
Justice Mittal, the first woman to function as a Chairperson of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council, has previously served as the Chief Justice of the Delhi and Jammu High Courts in 2017 and 2018, respectively, as well as a Judge of the Delhi High Court in 2004. In 1981, she began her legal career as a practicing lawyer. Since 2005, she has been an outstanding member of the IAWJ.
The IAWJ is a non-profit organization that was established in 1991 with the aim of providing fair rights and the rule of law. Members of this organization come from all sections of the legal systems around the globe. The IAWJ collaborates with its participants all over the world to build a global network of female judges and facilitate judicial exchange. Many eminent Indian jurists, including Supreme Court Justice Sujata Manohar and Justice Ruma Pal, as well as many High Court judges, have served on its board.