Constitutional Law

Overview

These articles discuss constitutional law in Afghanistan, as well as the drafting and ratification processes. Any international law articles are also placed here because of possible constitutional conflicts with, or obligations arising from, international law. A translated copy of the Constitution of Afghanistan is available at iec.org.af.



Katharine Adeney, Constitutional Design and the Political Salience of “Community” Identity in Afghanistan, 48 Asian Survey 535 (2008).

Afg. Legal Educ. Prog, Stan. L. Sch., An Introduction to the Constitutional Law of Afghanistan (2011) (Forthcoming), available at alep.stanford.edu.

Afg. Legal Educ. Prog, Stan. L. Sch., An Introduction to International Law for Afghanistan (2011), available at alep.stanford.edu.

Said Amir Arjomand, Constitutional Developments in Afghanistan: A Comparative and Historical Perspective, 53 Drake L. Rev. 943 (2005).

Nusrat Choudhury, Constrained Spaces for Islamic Feminism: Women’s rights and the 2004 Constitution of Afghanistan, 19 Yale J.L. & Feminism 155 (2007).

John Dempsey & J. Alexander Their, Resolving the Crisis over Constitutional Interpretation in Afghanistan, United States Institute of Peace Peace Brief (2009), available at usip.org.

Justin Desautels-Stein, Rites and Rights in Afghanistan: The Hazara and the 2004 Constitution, 29 Fletcher F. World Aff. 157 (2005), available at dl.tufts.edu.

Khaled M. Abou El Fadl, Said Arjomand, Nathan Brown, Jerrold Green, Donald Horowitz, Michael Rich, Barnett Rubin & Birol Yesilada, Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of Afghanistan (2003), available at rand.org.

Andrew Finkelman, The Constitution and Its Interpretation: An Islamic Perspective on Afghanistan’s Constitutional Development Process, 2002-2004, Al Nakhlah (2005), available at tufts.edu.

Rainer Grote, Separation of Powers in the New Afghan Constitution, 64 Heidelberg J. of Int’l L. 897 (2004), available at zaoerv.de.

International Crisis Group, Afghanistan’s Flawed Constitutional Process (2003), available at crisisgroup.org.

Chris Johnson, William Maley, Alexander Thier & Ali Wardak, Afghanistan’s Political and Constitutional Development (2003), available at odi.org.uk.
Discusses issues related to Afghanistan’s constitutional and political development and policy options for the Afghan Transitional Administration.

Muhammad Hashim Kamali, Islam and its Sharia in the Afghan Constitution 2004, in The Sharia in the Constitutions of Afghanistan, Iran and Egypt – Implications for Private Law (Yassari ed., 2005), available at books.google.com.

Muhammad Hashem Kamali, References to Islam and Women in the Afghan Constitution, 22 Arab L. Q. 270 (2008).

Mandana Knust and Rassekh Afshar, The Case of an Afghan Apostate, 10 Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (2006), available at mpil.de.

Mandana Knust and Rassekh Afshar, Max Planck Manual on Afghan Constitutional Law Vol. Two: Constitutional Practice and Human Rights (2009), available at remep.mpg.de.

Martin Lau, The Independence of Judges Under Islamic Law, International Law and the New Afghan Constitution, 64 Heidelberg J. of Int’l L. 917 (2004), available at zaoerv.de.

Said Mahmoudi, The Sharîa in the New Afghan Constitution: Contradiction or Compliment?, 64 Heidelberg J. of Int’l L. 867 (2004), available at zaoerv.de.

Ramin Moschtaghi, Max Planck Manual on Constitutional Law in Afghanistan Vol. 1: Structure and Principles of the State (3rd ed., 2009).

Charles Norchi, Toward the Rule of Law in Afghanistan, in Beyond Reconstruction in Afghanistan (Montgomery & Rondinelli eds., 2004).

Barnett R. Rubin, Crafting a Constitution of Afghanistan, 15 J. of Democracy 5 (2004).

Muhammad Hamid Saboory, The Progress of Constitutionalism in Afghanistan, in The Sharia in the Constitutions of Afghanistan, Iran and Egypt – Implications for Private Law (Yassari ed., 2005).

Michael Schoiswohl, Linking the International Legal Framework to Building the Formal Foundations of a “State at Risk”: Constitution-Making and International Law in Post-Conflict Afghanistan, 39 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 819 (2006).

Michael Schoiswohl, The New Afghanistan Constitution and International Law: A Love-Hate Affair, 4 Int’l J. Const. L. 664 (2006).

J. Alexander Thier, The Making of a Constitution in Afghanistan, 51 N. Y. L. Sch. L. Rev. 557 (2007), available at nyls.edu.
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