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    Anniversary of Global Rights work in Afghanistan marked

    KABUL (PAN): More than 800 people, including Afghan, American and Norwegian officials, on Saturday celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Global Rights’ work in Afghanistan, the US embassy in Kabul said.

    Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid, Deputy Minister of Justice Halim, Herat Chief Prosecutor Maria Bashir and Voice of Women Executive Director Suraya Pakzad were among the participants.

    Also in attendance were acting Norwegian Ambassador Løchen Grete, US Coordinating Director of Rule of Law and Law Enforcement Ambassador Stephen G. McFarland and Global Rights’ international chairman J. Stuart Lemle.

    Global Rights’ training programme offer practical legal education to fourth year students in faculties of Law and Political Science and Shariah Law. Other initiatives place brilliant students in one-year professional legal positions and provide advice on family and civil law matters.

    Brig. Gen. Dixie A. Morrow, US deputy coordinating director for rule of law and law enforcement, observed that the size of the gathering demonstrated broad commitment to the principles of justice, equity and human rights that the organisation and its partners teach. 

    Morrow officially marked the graduation of 320 programme students from Kabul University, Alberoni University (Kapisa) and Nangarhar University. “As students, you worked hard to learn all the knowledge that your professors could give you. 

    “As professionals, I encourage you to apply that knowledge daily. Whether you work for the government, or an organisation, or individual clients, you can also serve the principle of justice,” she added.

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