Rule of Law, Governance, and Human Rights in Afghanistant, 2002 to 2016

  • Citation: Houlihan, Erin, and William Spencer. Rule of Law, Governance, and Human Rights in Afghanistan, 2002 to 2016. United States Institute of Peace, 2017
    • Topics:
    • Human Rights
    • Keywords:
    • Middle East and North Africa
    • Afghanistan
    • human rights
    • institutions
    • rule of law
    • democracy

This report examines successes and failures in Afghan reconstruction in the fifteen years since 2002 to suggest potential paths forward for Afghan stakeholders and the international community to consolidate gains in rule of law, human rights, and good governance for the long term. Funded by the United States Institute of Peace and implemented by the Institute for International Law and Human Rights, the report was developed under the leadership of several contributors to the 2002 CRAFT report plus key Afghan partners. It is based on field research, extensive interviews with government figures, civil society activists, key justice and human rights actors in Afghanistan, desk research from primary and second- ary sources, and consultations with the Afghan diaspora and members of the international community.

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