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Afghanistan: A Struggle for Justice
For five days in October, Legal Times reporter Marisa McQuilken was embedded with a team of lawyers, judges, and diplomats on a State Department fact-finding mission examining rule-of-law efforts in Afghanistan. In this special report, she reports on the efforts of private firms, public officials, and Afghan lawyers as they attempt to build a working justice system. The efforts have been hampered not only by political strife, but by international missteps and deep suspicion among the Afghan people about the viability of a Western-style legal system in their country.