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Joint IAJ and IAWJ Statement on the Current Situation in Afghanistan
Published on: 9/20/2021
Judges in Afghanistan are in very grave danger.
Judges are at risk because they made rulings in terrorism and security cases in accordance with the law. They are at risk because of their rulings in criminal cases. They are at risk because, where required by law, they ruled against men in domestic violence, divorce and child custody cases. They are at risk because some of these judgments were made against Taliban members. In effect judges in Afghanistan are at risk because they upheld the rule of law and respected human rights.
How You Can Support Afghan Women Judges
Published on: 8/20/2021
The situation in Afghanistan is dire and many have reached out to the IAWJ on ways to support the women and girls of Afghanistan in general and our members and their families in specific.
Judge Vanessa Ruiz Was Interviewed by PBS News About the Situation of Women Judges in Afghanistan
Published on: 8/18/2021
IAWJ Immediate Past President, Judge Vanessa Ruiz, sat down with Christopher Booker from PBS News to discuss the current situation some of Afghanistan’s 250 women judges face.
Official IAWJ Statement on the Current Situation in Afghanistan
Published on: 8/16/2021
The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) has grave fears for the basic human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan as the Taliban advance and take control of large parts of the country. This includes the right of women to live and work in safety and security.