Criminal Law

Overview

This section covers topics dealing with criminal law, criminal procedure, rights of defendants, detentions, and juvenile law. There is some overlap between these issues and human rights issues (section 10).



Afg. Legal Educ. Prog, Stan. L. Sch., An Introduction to the Criminal Law of Afghanistan (2009), available at alep.stanford.edu.

Afg. Legal Educ. Prog, Stan. L. Sch., An Introduction to the Criminal Law of Afghanistan – Statutory Supplement (2009), available at alep.stanford.edu.

Afg. Indep. Human Rights Comm’n, Juvenile Detention (Afg. Indep. Human Rights Comm’n, 2007), available at aihrc.org.af.

Faiz Ahmed, Judicial Reform in Afghanistan: A Case Study in the New Criminal Procedure Code, 29 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 93 (2005).

Hossein Gholami, Basics of Afghan Law and Criminal Justice (2007), available at auswaertiges-amt.de.

Alexandra H. Guhr, Ramin Moschtaghi, and Mandana Knust Rassekh Afshar, Max Planck Manual on Fair Trial Standards (4th ed., 2009), available at mpil.de.

Tilmann Röder, Human Rights Standards in Afghan Courtrooms – The Theory and Reality of a Right to a Fair Trial, in Islam and Human Rights (Elliesie ed., 2010), available at mpil.de.

Silvia Tellenbach, Fair Trial Guarantees in Criminal Proceedings Under Islamic, Afghan Constitutional, and International Law, 64 Heidelberg J. Int’l L. 929 (2004), available at zaoerv.de.