Afghanistan

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The UK's Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Ministry of Defence (MoD) £350,000 for disclosing personal information of people seeking relocation to the UK shortly after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 2021. On 20 September 2021, the MoD sent an email to a dis

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An Afghan judge, known by the pseudonym "Yosra" for safety reasons, has won her two-year legal battle with the Home Office and has been granted permission to enter the UK. Yosra, who has overseen cases involving the Taliban in crimes such as murder and kidnapping, was initially not part of the evacu

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“Imagine for a second yourselves, imagine the hard work we've all put into our studies and going to university and working so hard and, through that, making a life within a legal community. For these women, they succeed. They are the success stories in Afghanistan. Then imagine having it all r

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There will be a judge-led inquiry into allegations that the SAS killed civilians in Afghanistan, the UK's Ministry of Defence has announced. Defence secretary Ben Wallace said that the inquiry would look at the conduct of British forces between mid-2010 and mid-2013 in the wake of reports of summary

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The Immigrant Council of Ireland has joined calls on the government to provide clarity to those who applied for the Afghan admissions programme and have not yet received a decision. Only a small number of approvals have been issued under the Afghan admission programme despite 528 applications being

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A senior judge who is currently in hiding in Afghanistan feels “heartbroken, abandoned and backstabbed” by the UK government after it refused to allow him to come to Britain – despite a court ruling in his favour. The judge worked with British and US forces to prosecute Taliban, Is

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The Limerick Solicitors Bar Association (LSBA) has donated €2,500 to the Irish legal community's Afghanistan appeal, which is supporting the resettlement of Afghan women judges and their families in Ireland. The coalition of the Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI), The Bar of Ireland, the La

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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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