The former President of the Central African Republic Danièle Darlan received the "international prize for women of courage"
Several "international women of courage" were celebrated at the White House on the occasion of International Women's Rights Day, and among them, the former President of the Constitutional Court of the Central African Republic, Ms. Danièle Darlan.
In 2022, she was forced to retire from her position as President of the Central African Constitutional Court, under conditions contested by her, by her colleagues in the court and by the opposition.
This Wednesday, March 8, Danièle Darlan has received, along with ten other women, her award for international woman of courage at the White House.
The awards for this 17th ceremony were presented by First Lady Jill Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
The State Department statement praised Danièle Darlan and "her defense of her country's Constitution, her heroism in safeguarding judicial independence and her refusal to be influenced by threats or political pressure" as well as her unwavering commitment to the rule of law.
The US State Department has noted that her last act as President of the Court was to refuse a constitutional reform initiated by the power. Her tenacity earned her the nickname "Iron Lady".
It should be noted that the CJCA had published on October 20, 2022, a press release of support and solidarity with Ms. Danièle Darlan.