Day of Endangered lawyers – focus on Afghanistan

On January 24, 2023, the worldwide celebration of the Day of the Endangered Lawyer took place, with a focus on the challenging situation of lawyers in Afghanistan. The attached report, compiled by the SAD/AED and various cooperating lawyer organizations within the International Coalition for the Endangered Lawyer, contains all relevant information. We encourage you to support your Afghan colleagues by sharing this report with your network. Events were held in multiple countries to draw attention to the difficult and oppressive situation faced by female human rights lawyers. Press statements were also released. We request your attention to the latest information provided by Aurore Lebeau, the 2023 Day coordinator, and Stuart Russell from the International Association of People’s Lawyers, who have compiled news links on the situation of Afghan lawyers, especially female lawyers. A petition was presented at the Afghan Embassy on January 24 during a demonstration.

More information is available here.