Afghanistan: Divisions in central government hampers effort on new constitution
There are deep divisions within the Afghan central government between those who favour a conservative interpretation of Islamic law and those who want to revive more progressive ideas about the judiciary.
That is a finding of the International Crisis Group (ICG), a Brussels-based think tank that has been studying the problems facing Afghanistan as it tries to draft a new constitution. The ICG says rebuilding the justice system needs to be raised higher on Afghanistan’s political agenda. Two of the most powerful Islamic fundamentalists in Afghanistan – Jamiat-i-Islami leader Burhanuddin Rabbani and Itihad-i-Islami leader Abdul Rasul Sayyaf – are not members of Karzai’s Transitional Authority. But they appear to be wielding significant power over the process of drafting a new Afghan Constitution through their representatives in the government, in the constitutional committees, and within the Supreme Court.
Submitted on Tue, 02/04/2003 - 00:00
- Muslim women in India petition Supreme Court to end 'triple talaq’ instant divorce
- Indonesia: PRESS RELEASE: Women Leaders National Jamboree--230 Women Leaders Building the New Indonesian Economy and Peace
- Taliban Stone Woman To Death For Eloping
- India: 'Now, men will be a bit scared to say talaq'
- Farkhunda murder: Afghan court quashes death sentences
- Statement in Condemnation of Terrorist Attack Targeting Media Organizations in Afghanistan
- Saudi Arabia: Release Maysaa Alamoudi and Loujain Alhathloul
- Egypt: Postpone the 15 December referendum on the draft Constitution!
- Oman: End the Detention of Women Human Rights Defenders
- Afghanistan: End the Unlawful Criminalisation of Women and Girls Based on 'Moral Grounds'
- Forced Gynecological Exams As Sexual Harassment and Human Rights Violation
- Sudan's Revised Penal Code: A Mixed Picture For Women
- Afghanistan: Their lives on the line: Women human rights defenders under attack in Afghanistan
- Morocco's Dilemma: Rights and Reform or Closure and Conservatism?
- Family Law in Bahrain