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Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review Fall Symposium 2021

October 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review is pleased to host a virtual symposium on Thursday, October 21st, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm EDT to discuss the rule of law crisis in Afghanistan. Panelists will discuss the history of the Afghan legal system and what were the obstacles to development. Is democracy a prerequisite to a rule of law system? How, if at all, did Afghanistan’s 2004 Constitution change the legal landscape? Panelists will also discuss peace-building strategies and whether international law can be used as leverage over the Taliban, which is now in control of the government. If the Taliban thwarts monitoring efforts about suspected human rights violations, what can be done by the international community as a response?

Join us for a virtual panel with Mehdi Hakimi, Executive Director at the Rule of Law Program at Stanford Law School; Kimberley Motley, International Human Rights lawyer who has worked in Afghanistan since 2008; S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana, a research affiliate at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Saeeq Shajjan, Founder and Managing Partner at Shajjan & Associates; moderated by Deborah Pearlstein, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy at Cardozo Law School.

Note on CLE Credit: This online event is approved for 1.5 transitional/non-transitional New York State CLE credits in the category “Areas of Professional Practice.” You must attend the “live” program in order to receive CLE credits. We cannot award CLE credits for watching a recorded version of this program. Here is the link for the event’s online CLE Affirmation Form: https://forms.office.com/r/CtPvxVPYxk

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October 21, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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