Resolution on support to Afghan legal professionals – Paris, 28.09.2021

The General Assembly of the FBE, meeting in Paris on 28th September 2021 expresses very grave concern for the lawyers, judges and human rights defenders in Afghanistan. In particular we condemn discrimination against women and girls and support the right of all people to education, employment and freedom to express their opinions without risk to their lives, livelihood or freedom.

We call upon FBE members to offer support to Afghan legal professionals who are able to leave Afghanistan and to welcome them to their bar associations and law societies.