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Part IX Trends, Ch.61 Constitutionalism and Transitional Justice

Juan E. Méndez

From: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Edited By: Michel Rosenfeld, András Sajó

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 August 2020

In 2001, the international community was forcibly awoken to the ways in which local and global security issues were threatened by the socio-political situation in Afghanistan. As foreign states and international organizations began in earnest to consider how to alleviate these tensions, it quickly became apparent that the Afghan system of law and governance had seemingly collapsed under the weight of centuries of conflict.1 A robust drug trade, along with Soviet occupation, buffeted by decades of tribal conflict, and the harshness of Taliban rule had left...
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