On October 27, 2020, PJI Co-Founder Kathleen Roberts moderated a roundtable on the urgent question: What Use is International Law to Afghan Women?

The speakers reviewed the extent to which international law has served or has failed to serve Afghan women in the wake of the rapid U.S.-led withdrawal from Afghanistan, as well as exploring what role international law can play in promoting and protecting the human rights of Afghan women and ensuring they are included in ongoing conversations about the future of Afghanistan, whether they are living under the rule of the Taliban or in the diaspora.

Speakers:

  • Fionnuala Ni Aolain, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism
  • Shukria Dellawar, Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Dina Francesca Haynes, New England Law | Boston, Professor of Law, Director, Human Rights and Immigration Law Project; Founder, Afghan Evac & Resettlement Lawyers group
  • Roya Musawi, Freelance Multimedia Journalist and Human Rights Activist
  • Kathleen Roberts (moderator), Partners in Justice International

The roundtable was organized by the American Society for International Law Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) and co-sponsored by the University of Baltimore School of Law Center for International and Comparative Law, the Temple University Beasley School of Law Institute for International Law and Public Policy, and by Partners in Justice International.