New Laws in Line with International Legal Standards: Seminar in Kabul, May 2014

A seminar on the rank and role of public international law in the Afghan legal order and possible implications for national legislation

The seminar was part of the Afghanistan team’s project “Improving the Afghan Legislative Process”, which supports state authorities to develop appropriate, coherent and executable laws that conform to the Constitution, as well as to international law.

The participants are responsible for drafting and scrutinising new laws and thus must make sure that draft legislation complies with Afghanistan’s commitments under international law. The training should provide participants with a basic overview of public international law in order to give them an understanding on the topic, and how it relates to their work. Particular emphasis was placed on the relationship between national and international law in Afghanistan.