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Lawless : a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in a war zone

By: Motley, Kimberley

1760633186 / 9781760633189
Paperback
340.092
07/05/2020
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England
20 cm xii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plate : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. Originally published: 2019.

In the summer of 2008 Kimberley Motley quit her job as a public defender in Milwaukee to join a program that helped train lawyers in war-torn Afghanistan.

She was thirty-two at the time, a mother of three who had never travelled outside the United States.

Through sheer force of personality, ingenuity and perseverance, Kimberley became the first foreign lawyer to practise in Afghanistan and her work swiftly morphed into a mission - to bring 'justness' to the defenceless and voiceless.

She has established herself as an expert on its fledgling criminal justice system, able to pivot between the country's complex legislation and its religious laws in defence of her clients.

Her radical approach has seen her successfully represent both Afghans and Westerners, overturning sentences for men and women who've been subject to often appalling miscarriages of justice.

Inspiring and fascinating in equal measure, Lawless tells the story of a remarkable woman operating in one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

BIC:

1FCA Afghanistan, BGA Autobiography: general, LAT Legal profession: general

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