The Afghanistan Legal Research Network hosts its third symposium on legal change in Afghanistan

The latest symposium of the series opened its doors to a greater number of participants to explore current legal developments in Afghanistan

Since January 2022, the Max Planck Foundation has been hosting a novel initiative to take stock of decades of change in the Afghan legal system and map their new trajectories. The Afghanistan Legal Research Network brings together academics and practitioners with an active interest in legal developments in Afghanistan under a changed regime. Particular areas of interest include constitutionalism, rights protection and Islamic law in governance and jurisprudence.

The Foundation holds online symposia every month to present and discuss new legal research and the latest developments as they occur in Afghanistan.

The third symposium was held on 6 April and convened a diverse forum of scholars, judges, politicians and others who have held high office in Afghanistan. Thematic focus areas included the social and intellectual foundations of constitution making in ways that bear new relevance in Afghanistan as well as the role of third parties in evidence collection in the context of the International Criminal Court’s investigations in Afghanistan.

The Afghanistan Legal Research Network seeks to offer a new platform to an international community of scholars and practitioners whose expertise and lived experience illuminate new legal developments as they unfold in Kabul and beyond.