What Use is International Law to Afghan Women?

This roundtable will review the extent to which international law has served or has failed to serve Afghan women in the wake of the rapid U.S.-led withdrawal from Afghanistan, as well as exploring what role international law can play in promoting and protecting the human rights of Afghan women and ensuring they are included in ongoing conversations about the future of Afghanistan, whether they are living under the rule of the Taliban or in the diaspora.


  • Fionnuala Ni Aolain, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism
  • Shukria Dellawar, Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Dina Francesca Haynes, New England Law | Boston, Professor of Law, Director, Human Rights and Immigration Law Project; Founder, Afghan Evac & Resettlement Lawyers group
  • Roya Musawi, freelance multimedia journalist and human rights
  • Kathleen Roberts (moderator), Partners in Justice International

This session is organized by ASIL's Women in International Law Interest Group.