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Afghani Schools, Women’s Human Rights, and the Rule of Law
Posted on 1 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

If you're an adult Afghani woman, you're probably one of the 94% who never attended school because the Taliban prohibited it. Although 3 million girls now attend school in Afghanistan, the long-term prospects for receiving an education are... Read More

Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys Are Human Rights Victims
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

Without context, the term "dancing boys" might appear to be innocent in nature, such as a reference to a youth dance troupe. Even the Afghani term "bacha bazi," which roughly translates as "boy play," doesn't fully... Read More

Afghan child bride's in-laws sentenced for torture
Posted on 7 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

KABUL Afghanistan (AP) - The in-laws of a child bride who became the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for torture, abuse and human rights violations, a judge said Saturday. The... Read More

Amnesty says half a million Afghans displaced
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

KABUL Afghanistan (AP) - Every day, 400 people join the ranks of half a million displaced by fighting and natural disaster in Afghanistan and the country's government has been hampering international efforts to help them, Amnesty International... Read More

Afghan police say man killed wife for wanting job
Posted on 26 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

KABUL Afghanistan (AP) - A man in a western Afghan city has confessed to stabbing his wife to death to prevent her from taking a job outside the home, police said Monday. Mohammad Anwar, who was arrested in the provincial capital for the murder, said... Read More

Central Asian Laws Toolbox
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff (CnAs)

Welcome to our Central Asian Laws Toolbox, our collection of laws and legal analysis for the nations of this emerging region that is rich in natural resources and in the history and culture of the Silk Road! Whether you are new to working in the region... Read More

Afghan president denied more control of vote body
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

KABUL - (AP) Afghanistan's parliament rejected a bid Wednesday by President Hamid Karzai to tighten his control over a key electoral watchdog body, after concerns he was reneging on promises to clean up corruption. The lower house voted down a... Read More

Afghan conference calls for talks with Taliban
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

KABUL Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai received a boost from a national conference of tribal, religious and civic leaders for his plans to approach the Taliban to talk peace. His more difficult challenge will be to convince insurgent... Read More