On January 28, 2009 Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton met with 14 renowned women judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys from Afghanistan at the State Department-sponsored program in Washington, D.C. The jurists had discussed the difference between the U.S. and Afghan legal systems, women’s issues, mediation, and other topics during two weeks of varied events that included consultations with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, among others.
Erika George, professor of law at S.J. Quinney College of Law, is a valued member of the executive committee for the program, and will provide continued support. She is pictured here with 1) The Honorable Said T. Jawad, Afghan Ambassador to the U.S.; 2) The Honorable Hillary Clinton; and 3) The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor and other committee members.
“The Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan is a joint effort between the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs and the American legal community to strengthen the rule of law in Afghanistan. The goal of the Partnership is to help the Afghan people establish a fair and transparent justice system that protects the rights of women, children, and minorities and that is equally accessible to all citizens,” as noted on the State Department’s website.