“A matter of judgement”: An Afghan woman on the High Council of the Supreme Court?

February 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

“In what would be a long-awaited milestone, a woman is soon expected to be shortlisted for a seat in Afghanistan’s top judicial body.

“’We are waiting for the list that would introduce members of the Supreme Court to the lower house of Parliament, and we are very hopeful to see a woman candidate in the list,’ said Fawzia Kofi, the head of the Committee on Women’s Affairs in the Wolesi Jirga (lower house).

“But it is not merely a matter of high hopes. In previous discussions with Chief Justice Abdul Salam Azimi and President Hamid Karzai, Kofi and other female MPs were assured that a woman would finally make the running for one of the nine places on the top bench.

“’We will not forget this until we see a woman on the High Council of the Supreme Court,’ Kofi told Afghanistan Today…”

Read the full article: http://www.afghanistan-today.org/article/?id=196

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