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Maria Karimzad

Member of SAHR Coalition of Afghan Legal Experts for Human Rights

Maria Karimzad is currently, since 2019, a senior government official at the Ministry of Finance in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Additionally, since 2021, she is a law lecturer at the German University for Applied Sciences - Public Administration and Finance Ludwigsburg, Germany.


She holds her 1st State Exam, graduating from the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen, and her 2nd State Exam, completing her two-year legal clerkship at the Regional Appellate Court of Stuttgart, Germany.


At the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law in Heidelberg she was a research fellow focusing on legal matters concerning Afghanistan as well as international human rights and humanitarian law.


From 2014 until 2019 she served as a legal advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan as well as the Ministry of Finance of Afghanistan in Kabul, both in her capacity as a consultant for the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the World Bank.


Maria Karimzad
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