Justice Lydia Mugambe in conversation with Ruth Rubio Marin
On 21st August 2019, as part of the Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation LawTransform invited everyone to Lunch with the Judge. Ruth Rubio Marin (Professor of Law at the University of Sevilla and the European University Institute) interviewed Lydia Mugambe, Justice of the High Court of Uganda, who previously worked as legal officer and council with the UN International Tribunal for Rwanda. The seminar was supported financially by a grant from UiB Global Challenges, enabling us to bring Justice Mugambe to Bergen, and is linked to the CMI/LawTransform project “Women on the Bench”. It drew a large, attentive and engaged audience.
In their conversation Lydia Mugambe elaborated on her path to and experiences on the bench and responded to questions such as: What is it like to be a female judge? What are the incentives and obstacles that women face on the road to judgeship in different societies? And does it make a difference – to the operation of the court, its legitimacy or its judgments – whether there are women judges on a court – and how many they are?