Afghan Biographies

Barmaki, Hamida killed

Name Barmaki, Hamida killed
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade ex AIHRC Official
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Commissioner AIHRC,
Associate Professor of private law at Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Kabul University,

3. Biodata:
Barmaki_HamidaShe graduated from Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Kabul University and has obtained Master Degree on Development, Innovation and Change from Bologna University, Italy. She worked as Country Representative of Max Planck German Institute and IIPEC French Institute in Kabul and as head of Law and Political Science department of National Center for Policy Research of Kabul University. She is the author of booklets in Women's Rights in Islam and Afghan laws and member of women's council of Kabul University. She worked as Legal Advisor of AREU, deputy dean of Faculty of Law and Political Sciences and was the member of Emergency Loya Jirga. Hamida Barmaki is the head of children's affairs for the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. (20101125) She was shopping with her husband and four children when a blast ripped through a three-storey shop in downtown Kabul (20110128) and killed the whole familiy. "The martyrdom of this intellectual family who were committed to serving their nation is a loss," Mr Karzai said in statement on 20110129 offering condolences on the deaths. Her husband's (Doctor Masood Yama) mother is senator Mahbuba Hoqoqmal, a former minister of women's affairs under Mr Karzai.

More Background:
Some of Hamida Barmaki's closest colleagues established the Hamida Barmaki Organization for the Rule of Law  (HBORL) in Kabul. This non-governmental and non-profit organization was named after her in honor of her tremendous commitment to strengthening the rule of law and human rights in Afghanistan. Moreover, the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and Rule of Law named an academic program after her and offers "Hamida Barmaki Ph.D. Scholarships" to Afghan jurists and particularly law lecturers. The Hamida Barmaki Organization and the Max Planck Foundation work closely together. Leicester University (UK) and Graz University (Austria) organized events to remember Professor Barmaki's engagement in the areas of rule of law and human rights. Her sister, poet Abeda Sakhi, wrote "The Garden" in her memory.(20160718)

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