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When Will Transitional Justice in Afghanistan Become a Part of the Transitional Decade?

The current study has been undertaken to assess if the perceptions of Transitional Justice (TJ) as still as relevant when the “call for justice” exercise was undertaken by the AIHRC. The participants and informants of the study were chosen from Read More

Ten Years of the Constitution

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 Read More

Annual Seminar Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

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 Read More

Public Lecture and Open Discussion “The Afghan National Army: Sustainability Challenges beyond Financial Aspects”

On 18 November AREU researcher, Dr. Antonio Giustozzi, recently gave a lecture on the condition of Afghanistan security forces, in particular Afghan National Army. The lecture was focused on a recent AREU research titled “The Afghan National Army: Sustainability Challenges Read More

Roundtable Discussion on “Afghanistan’s Electoral Experiences”

For Afghanistan, to have a Constitution, is itself an achievement. Afghanistan has had several Constitution’s in the past, that were never put in to effect. Previous Constitutions, including the 1964 Constitution were created by rulers, to legitimize their governments.

Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Annual Seminar

The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Afghanistan (SLRCA), a joint three-year research programme of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), being financially supported by the European Unionconvened a half-day seminar to discuss livelihoods and Read More

District Councils: The Missing Middle of Local Governance

This roundtable emerged from AREU’s wider study of local governance and focuses specifically on issues encountered at the district level. Participants highlighted the weakness of district structures compared to those at the provincial and village level; the confusion and complexity Read More

Proceedings of an AREU Roundtable Discussion on Planning New Afghan Cities

The scoping and preliminary phase of an AREU urban governance research project was conducted in the cities of Herat, Charikar and Jalalabad between September 2010 and April 2011. This roundtable presented findings and discussed key issues in urban governance that Read More

Proceedings of a Roundtable Discussion on Community-Based Dispute Resolution

On 14 February 2011, AREU research consultant Rebecca Gang led a roundtable discussion on the findings of AREU’s research on community-based dispute resolution (CBDR) with a small group of fellow researchers, advocates and policymakers. The group focused initially on the Read More

Proceedings of a Roundtable Discussion on Subnational Corruption

Proceedings of a roundtable discussion on subnational corruption, held in the library of the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit on 8 June 2010 with approximately 25 participants. The event followed the release of an AREU paper on the subject, co-authored Read More