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U.S. State Department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan to Host Afghan Women Lawyers

The U.S. Department of State's Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan will host a group of 14 Afghan women judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys from January 9-24.  The participants in this program will participate in a wide range of sessions, including intensive legal seminars, roundtable events, and consultations with senior governmental officials, including former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.  Discussion topics include: legal decision-making and mediation, domestic violence, family and mental health, narcotics law, an comparative analyses of the American and Afghan legal systems.

The group is being led by the former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, Dr. Kerry Healey, and U.S. District Judge Stephen G. Larson of the Central District of California.  For more information about the Public-Private Partnership click here.

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