The Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan are sponsoring a visitor program for Afghan Legal Defense Experts in Boston and Washington, D.C. Over the course of ten days, the group will:
Launched in December 2007, the Partnership is an opportunity for America's legal community to support rule of law development in Afghanistan. The Partnership allows law firms and law schools to demonstrate their commitment to improving the justice system in Afghanistan. Since its inception, the Partnership has raised over $1 million in cash and in-kind contributions; sponsored multiple training opportunities in the United States for Afghan legal professionals; established a 501(c) 3, Friends of the Public Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan; and obtained a provisional agreement with Lexis-Nexis to provide English and Dari versions of all relevant Afghan legal texts free of charge to all Afghan legal professionals.
More information about the Public-Private Partnership is available at the State Department website at http://www.state.gov/j/inl/partnership/index.htm.