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The Resource Lawless : a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in a war zone, Kimberley Motley

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

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Lawless : a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in a war zone
Title
Lawless
Title remainder
a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in a war zone
Statement of responsibility
Kimberley Motley
Title variation
Lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in a war zone
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 32 at the time, a mother of three who had never traveled outside the U.S. What she brought to Afghanistan was a toughness and resilience which came from growing up in one of the most dangerous cities in the country, a fundamental belief in everyone's right to justice, and an unconventional legal mind that has made her a legend in an archaic, misogynistic, and deeply conservative environment. Through sheer force of personality, ingenuity and perseverance, Kimberley became the first foreign lawyer to practice in Afghanistan and her work swiftly morphed into a mission--to bring "justness" to the defenseless 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 defense 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
EQO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Motley, Kimberley
Dewey number
340.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF373.M68
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motley, Kimberley
  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Afghanistan
  • United States
Label
Lawless : a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in a war zone, Kimberley Motley
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1129394470
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1129394470
Label
Lawless : a lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in a war zone, Kimberley Motley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1129394470
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760633172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1129394470

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