Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan aims at establishing a fair and transparent justice system
Client(s) Afghanistan Public-Private Partnership
Jones Day has partnered with the U.S. Department of State, other law firms, judges, and law schools to advance the rule of law in Afghanistan through the Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan ("PPP"). The PPP is aimed at establishing a fair and transparent justice system in the country and formally training Afghan judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. To that end, the PPP is working toward fostering the formation of an independent, nongovernmental Afghan Bar Association; supporting and educating prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges; and ensuring the active participation of women judges and lawyers in the justice sector to promote gender equality and provide legal services to women in Afghanistan. Jones Day recently hosted a Washington reception for several women judges from Afghanistan who were visiting the United States in order to receive extensive training. Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was a special guest at the event.