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International Day of Women Judges Event Honors Afghan Judge Geeti Roeen, March 7, 2024 - An  evening reception was held at the 100 Club in Portsmouth, NH to honor the International Day of Women Judges. At the event, attendees were able to meet Judge Geeti Roeen and hear about women's rights and upholding the rule of law in Afghanistan, as well as her family's harrowing escape from the Taliban and resettlement in Manchester, NH. Video of the event can be found here:

Welcome Ceremony Held January 4, 2024 - A ceremony was held in Hanover, NH to welcome Judges Anisa Rasooli, who has resettled in Vermont, and Geeti Roeen, who has resettled in New Hampshire. Representatives from the Supreme Courts of New Hampshire and Vermont, New Hampshire U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Vermont U.S. Representative Rebecca Balint, the NH Coalition for Resettlement of Afghan Women Judges, and many others participated. 


           A video of the event can be viewed here

Learn More About Resettlement of the Afghan women judges

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More information about the NH Coalition for Resettlement of Afghan women judges can be found at the New Hampshire Bar  Foundation Information Page

For information about the fate of Afghan women judges as reported by PBS and the International Association of Women Judges visit:

Read commentary by Hon. Patricia Whalen, a former international judge in the War Crimes Chamber in Sarajevo in the VTDigger

Learn about the typical resettlement experience as reported by the BBC

The transcript of a conversation between Judge Tayeba Parsa and Judge Zohal Noori Rahiq with the Duke Law’s Bolch Judicial Institute

Coverage of the initial evacuation efforts as reported by the NBC News

Read a statement from the Conference of Chief Justices in support of the resettlement here

View Judge Tayeba Parsa's presentation at the 2022 New Hampshire Bench Bar Conference here

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