The Logo

The 9th World Congress of the IAYFJM was held in Oxford, England, from 15 - 20 July 1974. During the opening ceremony the Association received as a gift from its honorary President, Mrs Clare Spurgin (England), a medallion to be worn as the presidential badge of office. The emblem depicts the famous Ivory Hand, now in the Louvre Museum in Paris, which was held as a sceptre by the Kings of France in the XII century to symbolise their judicial power. Two fingers are raised as a sign of benediction and mercy, and two are lowered as a sign of justice; the whole hand indicates that every accused person enjoys the protection of a judge