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Statement by the President of the CCJE on the protection needs of judges and other legal professionals in Afghanistan

Strasbourg, France 23 August 2021
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Judge Nina Betetto, President of the CCJE, issued today a Statement regarding upholding the protection needs of Afghan judges and other legal professionals. The President of the CCJE joined the many international and national organisations and associations urging to consider the plight and protection needs of judges and other legal professionals who are reported to be at grave risk, and who are currently seeking to leave the country to ensure the safety of themselves and their families.

The President of the CCJE calls on the competent authorities of the Council of Europe member States to ensure that meaningful action is taken in line with international humanitarian and human rights standards, to secure their safe passage, refuge and protection.