Wednesday, 8 April 2009
LLC: Afghanistan Law Restricts Women's Rights
The Law Library of Congress reports that a law recently passed by Afghanistan's Parliament and signed by President Hamid Karzai - but not yet published - re-introduces restrictions on women's rights that were in place previously under the Taliban. The provisions regulate family relations, divorce, and property rights. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, described the new legislation as "a huge step in the wrong direction".