The Foundation’s long-standing Afghan partner institution informed participants about its mission and activities.
On 6 April 2019, representatives from the Afghan Constitutional Studies Institution (ACSI) introduced their organisation to the public and media. During the conference, the audience was briefed on ACSI’s background and its research activities. The event was part of ACSI’s recent efforts to create more public awareness about its goals.
ACSI is an independent network of lawyers and non-lawyers (employees of governmental institutions, academics, journalists and NGOs) who are engaged in constitutional issues. It is being supported by the Foundation to independently participate – critically and constructively – in the constitutional discourse and in possible constitutional reforms. ACSI is furthering its knowledge of constitutional law through workshops on selected topics relevant to Afghan constitutional law, such as the Afghan electoral system, constitutional interpretation, and approaches to constitutional amendments; plenary sessions have also been arranged during which members of the network coordinate their goals, priorities and strategies.
ACSI recently modified its statutes in order to finally establish itself in Afghanistan. Dari and Pashto versions of the statutes are published and will be available online soon.
This project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.