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Karzai asked to appoint female judge in apex court

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Karzai asked to appoint female judge in apex court

Jan 02, 2013 - 21:04

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Afghan Womeninfo-icon Network (AWN) on Wednesday asked the government to appoint one woman as member of the Supreme Court High Council and another as deputy attorney general in order to stem violence against the folk .

An AWN statement issued here said that violence against women had increased in the country due to a lack of justice. Cases of violence such as rape, murder, beating and others needed to be urgently investigated, it added.

The network asked President Hamid Karzai to take measures for the protection of women. It criticised the judiciary for failing to enforce the law known as "Anti-Violence Against Women Act." The network said police and attorneys had turned their backs on enforcement of the law.

Special prosecution offices should be brought into force in order to ensure the dispensation of a speedy justice in cases involving women, the AWN statement said, proposing greater representation of women in courts and prosecution offices.


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