The 'Other' Criminality: Prosecuting Taliban Crimes Against Afghans

22 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2002  

Mark A. Drumbl

Washington and Lee University - School of Law

Date Written: September 20, 2002

Abstract

This paper explores possible legal responses to the Taliban's "other" crimes - those inflicted against Afghans during Taliban rule. This criminality largely has been rendered invisible by virtue of the international community's focus on punishing the Taliban's support of transnational terrorists, in particular al-Qaeda. This invisibility is problematic given that carefully constructed prosecutions of these "other" crimes could play an important role in post-conflict reconciliation and national reconstruction in Afghanistan. Such reconciliation and reconstruction can legitimize a representative post-conflict state and curb terrorist recidivism.

Suggested Citation

Drumbl, Mark A., The 'Other' Criminality: Prosecuting Taliban Crimes Against Afghans (September 20, 2002). Washington & Lee Public Law Research Paper No. 02-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=332562 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.332562

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