Afghanistan Legal Research and Development Organization known as (ALRDO) is a Kabul-based non-governmental and non-profit organization established in 2018 and committed to promoting legal research and enhancing legal capacities.
ALRDO has successfully conducted several constitutional law conferences, academic publications, and specifically training workshops to empower Afghan Women Judges Association (AWJA).
ALRDO serves as a second home for all legal professionals and academics and strongly considers their shared experiences, inputs, advice, and recommendations when it carries out its activities and conducts its programs.
ALRDO envisions an Afghanistan where the rule of law is strengthened and high-quality evidence-based legal research is institutionalized
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Afghanistan Constitutional Studies Institute Strategy Paper
The Afghanistan Constitutional Studies Institute’s (ACSI) paper “Towards a Constitutional Court in Afghanistan: A Proposal” is a necessary and informative read for academics, researchers, activists, lawyers and anyone interested in strengthening the constitutional order and rule of law in Afghanistan. The paper explores in detail the implications of the absence of a constitutional court in Afghanistan for resolving political deadlocks and improving the rule of law, and proposes a model for a constitutional court in Afghanistan. The paper draws on primary data from Focus Group Discussions with relevant stakeholders, including civil society and academia, as well as representatives from the Attorney General’s Office, the judiciary, the parliament, the Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of the Constitution and from the executive branch.
The analysis of the constitutional/judicial review process in the paper is informative and in-depth and the historical section on constitutional interpretation and judicial review in Afghanistan provides the context for understanding the choices made with the current constitutional system.
In the aftermath of the 2019 elections and as there is renewed possibility of peace talks with Taliban, this paper is both timely and significant for generating the needed debate about options and possibilities for strengthening Afghanistan’s constitutional order, enhancing rule of law, and mitigating political crisis.