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Afghanistan: Judges

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 48348, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help protect Afghan female judges in hiding from the Taliban.

Answered on

16 September 2021

All those at risk of persecution in Afghanistan are eligible to apply to the Afghan Citizens' Resettlement Scheme, which will welcome up to a total of 20,000 vulnerable Afghans to the UK over a five-year period. Women and girls at risk and those who have stood up for the rule of law, including female judges, will be eligible for the scheme.

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