Separation of Powers under the Afghan Constitution: A Case Study

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The separation of power under the Afghan Constitution suffers from flaws, both on paper and in practice. Power is firmly tilted in favor of the executive, at the expense of the judiciary and the legislature. The no-confidence vote against the

Afghanistan Research Newsletter

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From 2005-2011 AREU’s library produced thirty issues of the Afghanistan research newsletter (the last issue was released in July/August 2011). For a number of reasons publication ceased; however, now with renewed interest AREU is again planning to bring out the

Separation of Powers in Afghanistan: Theory and Practice

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or both historical and practical reasons the drafters of the 2004 constitution provided for a strong Executive Branch. Not only was power centralised at the centre but the executive was also granted extensive powers to keep the whole of government

Evolution of Fundamental Rights in Afghanistan: 1924-2004

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Among Afghanistan’s six constitutions, the 1931, 1964 and 2004 constitutions are important landmarks for the evolution of fundamental rights in the country. The discourse surrounding the drafting processes of the 1931 and 1964 constitutions did not reflect an awareness of

A to Z Guide to Afghanistan Assistance 2015 – Thirteenth Edition

The guide provide an extensive glossary of assistance terms, an overview of Afghanistan’s system of government, key primary documents, and an extensive contact directory that includes government agencies, NGOs, donors and international actors.

Annual Seminar Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

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This seminar brought together representatives from the Afghan government, domestic and international civil society organizations, and research institutes. Additionally, there were key experts in sub-national governance, livelihoods, and rural development. The seminar aimed to stimulate discussion and debate among attendees

Ten Years of the Constitution

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AREU recently completed the “Afghan Constitutional Analysis and Dialogues” Project, the first major study reflecting on a decade of the 2004 Constitution. The project examined the status and evolution of constitutional and legal debates ten years after the adoption of

Politics and governance in Afghanistan: the case of Nangarhar province

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Afghanistan’s government is often described as fragmented and fragile. In many instances, the central government is viewed as failing to function effectively, particularly beyond the capital. This does not mean that there is disorder at the regional or provincial level.

Politics and governance in Afghanistan: the case of Nangarhar province

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Afghanistan’s government is often described as fragmented and fragile. In many instances, the central government is viewed as failing to function effectively, particularly beyond the capital. This does not mean that there is disorder at the regional or provincial level.

Labour markets, social inequality and the tailors of Kabul

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This study is about understanding how labour markets actually work in insecure and dynamic contexts. It does so through an analysis of the experiences of young women and men working in the tailoring sector of Kabul, Afghanistan. Tailoring employs more