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Afghanistan: Judges

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 49053, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to help female judges in Afghanistan avoid potential persecution by the Taliban.

Answered on

22 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.