Appeal for legal assistance for Afghan women at risk

11/11/21

The International Bar Association, through its Human Rights Institute, has been assisting women at risk, and other vulnerable individuals, in Afghanistan. Through our efforts, and that of a number of other non-governmental organisations, more than 100 women judges, journalists, lawyers and other human rights defenders, plus their families, have been evacuated from Afghanistan. This effort is in addition to assisting the leadership of the now-defunct Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (which the IBA, together with Afghan lawyers, established in 2008) in leaving Kabul.

The vast majority of the evacuees are now in Greece. However, 70 of the families do not yet have final destinations. The Greek authorities have provided them with temporary visas to remain in Greece for a short period. We are currently working to ensure that these families find, and are transferred to, more permanent residences as soon as possible. This is where we need assistance. 

We are seeking lawyers who are willing to assist these families by advocating for them in securing passage to their ultimate location. We are not seeking financial assistance; we are looking for lawyers ready to give pro bono time to assist the families.

Please let us know if you can assist by contacting us at Afghan.Appeal@int-bar.org. We will then contact you directly as to the next steps of engagement. Thank you in advance for your support!

https://www.ibanet.org/Appeal-for-legal-assistance-for-Afghan-women-at-risk

https://www.delfi.lt/en/politics/lithuanian-bar-association-donates-eur-1-000-to-persecuted-counterparts-in-afghanistan.d?id=88656817

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-provides-a-new-home-for-vulnerable-afghan-female-judges

https://www.smh.com.au/national/from-kabul-with-hope-noor-s-journey-from-afghanistan-to-australia-20211020-p591lt.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/10/27/why-the-hazara-people-fear-genocide-in-afghanistan

https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2021/11/15/refugies-afghans-face-a-l-horreur-face-a-l-urgence-un-changement-de-politique-s-impose_6102076_3232.html (FRANCAIS)

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