Part Three of The Current
The remarkable legal career of Kim Motley
A rape victim in Afghanistan can be advised by a judge to marry her attacker.
A member of a religious minority can be imprisoned and forced to convert to Islam.
A foreigner can face charges that can be persuaded to "go away" for the appropriate bribe.
Kim Motley has defended those kind of clients in Kabul's courts. If the cases sound remarkable, they're no more remarkable than Kim Motley herself. The former beauty queen is the only foreign lawyer litigating within the Afghan justice system. She takes on both corporate clients and human rights cases. Kim Motley is in Calgary this week - raising money for a new foundation to help her take on more human rights clients. She was in our studio there.
This segment was produced by The Current's Chris Wodskou.
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