Justice Susan Glazebrook Public Lecture 2023

Rescuing the women judges of Afghanistan: A Promise to Forget No One

Summary of lecture

Justice Susan Glazebrook DNZM will speak about her involvement in rescuing women judges from Afghanistan as part of her role as President of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).  When the Taliban reclaimed Kabul on the 15th of August 2021, the Afghan women judges became a target of both the Taliban and the criminals the Taliban had released from prison, out for revenge against the judges who sentenced them. 

This talk will cover the history of Afghanistan, the Taliban takeover in 2021, the extensive rescue and resettlement efforts and pay tribute to the courage and dignity of the Afghan women judges.   

About Justice Susan Glazebrook

Justice Susan Glazebrook is a judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand/Te Kōti Mana Nui and the President of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).  

Before being appointed to the Bench, Justice Glazebrook was a partner in a large commercial law firm and a member of various commercial boards and government advisory committees. She served as the President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association in 1998.  

Since becoming a judge, Justice Glazebrook has served as a member of the Advisory Council of Jurists for the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (from 2002 to 2010) and from 2007 to 2012 chaired the Institute of Judicial Studies, the body responsible for judicial education in New Zealand.  

Join us

Date: Wednesday, 5 April 2023

Time and Location:
5.15pm-6pm Reception (Staff Common Room 801-409)
6pm-7pm Lecture (Stone Lecture Theatre 801-316)
Auckland Law School, 9 Eden Crescent, Auckland 1010