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Agreement on Provisional Arrangements in Afghanistan Pending the Re-establishment of Permanent Government Institutions: December 5, 2001 (United Nations [UN]) UN Doc S/2001/1154 »

Edited By: Gisbert H. Flanz
The participants in the UN Talks on Afghanistan, In the presence of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Determined to end the tragic conflict in Afghanistan and promote national reconciliation, lasting peace, stability and respect for human rights in the country, Reaffirming the independence, national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Afghanistan, Acknowledging the right of the people of Afghanistan to freely determine their own political future in accordance with the principles of Islam, democracy, pluralism and social...

Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: January 3, 2004 (Afghanistan [af]) »

Constitution of Afghanistan »

Edited By: Max Planck Institute
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficient, the Most Merciful In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficient, the Most Merciful Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of Worlds; and Praise and Peace be upon Mohammad, His Last Messenger and his disciples and followers We the people of Afghanistan: And in order to: Have, herein, approved this constitution in accordance with the historical, cultural and social realities as well as requirements of time through our elected representatives in the Loya Jirga , dated January 3, 2004, held in the city of Kabul....

Constitution of Afghanistan (extracts): October 1, 1964 (as Reinstated in 2001) (Afghanistan [af]) »

Edited By: Gisbert H. Flanz
Editor’s Note: The Titles which have not been reinstated are not reproduced. In the List of Titles, they are bracketed. We also put in brackets all Articles that refer to the King, the Parliament, the Government and the Administration. An English translation of the full text may be found in Constitutions of the Countries of the World , “Afghanistan,” issued December 1971. TO reorganize the national life of Afghanistan according to the requirements of the time and on the basis of the realities of national history and culture; TO achieve justice and equality; TO...

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: Introductory Note »

Rainer Grote
Edited By: Max Planck Institute
Although the first written Afghan constitution was already adopted under King Amanullah in 1923, it was not before 1964 that the ruling dynasty opted for the introduction of a Western-style constitutional monarchy with a meaningful separation between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of Government. The Constitution of 1 October 1964 was the result of a careful drafting process which tried to combine the Afghan-Islamic tradition with some core principles of modern Western constitutionalism, including the separation of powers. [1] To this end, King...

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: Select Bibliography »

Rainer Grote
Edited By: Max Planck Institute
Ramazan Bachardoust , Afghanistan: droit constitutionnel, histoire, régimes politiques et relations diplomatiques depuis 1747 (L’Harmattan, Paris 2003). Barnett R. Rubin , The fragmentation of Afghanistan: state formation and collapse in the international system (Yale University Press, 2nd edition w 2002). Barnett R. Rubin , Crafting a Constitution for Afghanistan, in: Constitutional Politics in the Middle East: with special reference to Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan , 147–162 (Said Arjomand ed., Hart, Oxford 2008). Babar Shah , The Constitution Process in...

UN Security Council Resolution 1378 (2001) on the situation in Afghanistan: November 14, 2001 (United Nations Security Council [UNSC]) UN Doc S/RES/1378(2001) »

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1378 (2001) on the situation in Afghanistan »

Edited By: Gisbert H. Flanz
November 14, 2001 The Security Council, Reaffirming its previous resolutions on Afghanistan, in particular resolutions 1267 (1999) of 15 October 1999, 1333 (2000) of 19 December 2000 and 1363 (2001) of 30 July 2001, Supporting international efforts to root out terrorism, in keeping with the Charter of the United Nations, and reaffirming also its resolutions 1368 (2001) of 12 September 2001 and 1373 (2001) of 28 September 2001, Recognizing the urgency of the security and political situation in Afghanistan in light of the most recent developments, particularly in...