Afghanistan

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A fund set up by the legal community to assist the resettlement of Afghan women judges and their families in Ireland has passed the €50,000 fundraising milestone following a donation from the Sports Law Bar Association (SLBA). The association donated €1,334.40, the entire proceeds of its r

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An Afghan woman judge who has been brought to safety in Ireland has recounted how she saw "people running in terror" from her courthouse building as the Taliban approached during their takeover of the country. Ireland has granted refugee status to 11 women judges and their families, three of whom ha

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A scheme organised by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC has seen more than 100 female Afghan judges and their families rescued, The Times reports. Working with a team of pro bono lawyers, she has raised more than £1 million, chartered planes and organised the transfer of hundreds of people to Athens.

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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has proposed resuming investigations into alleged atrocity crimes in Afghanistan, with a focus on Islamist groups like the Taliban – while "de-prioritising" alleged crimes by the US. Karim A. A. Khan QC has sought authorisation fro

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Former president Mary Robinson will discuss the situation in Afghanistan this evening at a panel discussion hosted by the Irish Women Lawyers' Association (IWLA). Mrs Robinson, currently adjunct professor of climate justice at Trinity College Dublin, will discuss issues relating to law and women in

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Afghan judges who jailed Taliban members should be evacuated to the UK, former Supreme Court president Lady Hale has said. In a letter to The Times, she said that “now that the prisons are being thrown open” the country's judiciary, and female judges in particular, “will be a targe

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Two judges of the Supreme Court of Afghanistan have been shot dead by unknown assailants in Kabul. The murders are the latest in a series of killings that involve journalists, activists and other political figures.

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