Family Law


For purposes of this bibliography, family law includes issues related to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and child custody. Juvenile justice issues are included in the sections on the state judiciary (section 5), criminal law (section 9), and human rights (section 10), as appropriate.

S. Bahgam and W. Mukhatari, Study on Child marriage in Afghanistan (2004), available at

Abdulwahed Zia Moballegh, Family Law in Afghanistan: Past Experiences and Future Landscape (2008) (unpublished manuscript available at

Abdulwahed Zia Moballegh, Reforming the Afghan Family Law (Oct. 2009) (unpublished manuscript available at, available at

Orzala Ashraf Nemat, Comparative Analysis of Family Law in the Context of Islam (Heinrich Boell Foundation, Conference Report, Aug. 15, 2006), available at

Mohammad Hamid Saboory, Family Structures and Family Law in Afghanistan (2005), available at

Irene Schneider, Recent Developments in Afghan Family Law: Research Aspects, Asienkunde (2007), available at

Nadjma Yassari, Legal Pluralism and Family Law – An Assessment of the Current Situation in Afghanistan, in The Sharia in the Constitutions of Afghanistan, Iran and Egypt – Implications for Private Law (Yassari ed., 2005), available at

See also:

For further reading on marriage and inheritance under Hanafi fiqh, see articles by Anderson and Carroll, listed in section 2.3.

For further reading on marriage, divorce, and related issues under Afghan law, see the book by Kamali, chapters 4 through 7, listed in section 1.