Afghan scholars presented their research on press freedom and women’s freedom of movement in Afghanistan
On 6 July 2022, the Afghanistan Legal Research Network at the Max Planck Foundation held its sixth symposium. Afghan scholars presented their research findings on the impact of Taliban rule on human rights.
Aysha Marjan Nayer, a former Legal Expert at the Afghanistan Legal Research and Development Organization, mapped the erosion of media freedom since August 2021 and the interplay of orders and decrees inhibiting the work of journalists accompanying the Afghanistan’s further decline in press freedom ratings.
Dr. Lutforahman Saeed, a visiting scholar at Brigham Young University and expert in in Islamic Law, traced the textual and jurisprudential origins and controversies of the strict limitations on the freedom of movement of women that were recently put forward by the Taliban.
The symposium was part of a series hosted by the Afghanistan Legal Research Network at the Max Planck Foundation, connecting Afghan and non-Afghan scholars and practitioners united by a keen interest in debating the trajectory of legal developments in Afghanistan.
The symposium was held as a part of the project, ‘The Afghanistan and the Rule of Law After 2021: Legal and Social Developments’, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.