Afghanistan: Review of Constitutional Law 2020
2021, Richard Albert, David Landau, Pietro Faraguna, and Simon Drugda (eds) ‘2020 Global Review of Constitutional Law’ (I·CONnect-Clough Center), 8-12
10 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2021 Last revised: 21 Mar 2022
Date Written: April 20, 2021
Afghanistan provides an excellent opportunity to witness how constitutionalism plays out in conflict-ridden societies. In a year where COVID-19 wrecked even the most developed nations, Afghanistan was no outlier. Yet, Afghanistan went through political developments that perhaps overshadowed the pandemic as far as domestic happenings go. 2020 was a watershed year for Afghanistan. It saw talks with the Taliban reaching their highest point. This resulted in a peace deal with the United States of America (US). Additionally, for the first time, the Taliban engaged in discussions with the Afghan Government. These events took place in the backdrop of an extremely contentious 2019 presidential election, which spilled over into 2020 and also saw the Afghanistan Supreme Court stepping in.
Keywords: Afghan, Karzai, Taliban, Trump, Constitutioal Law, Constitutionalism, Judicial System, Constitutional Design, Imposed Constitutitonalism
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