Since the removal of the Taliban regime, Afghanistan has been confronted with the urgent task of reconstructing and restructuring the state system.
The legal bases for this process are the Agreement on Provisional Arrangements in Afghanistan Pending the Re-Establishment of Permanent Government Institutions of 5 December 2001, also known as the Petersburg Agreement, and the Afghan Constitution, which entered into force on 25 January 2004.
Project time frame:
Beginning of project: 2003
End of project: open-ended
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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Rüdiger Wolfrum
Under Prof. Rüdiger Wolfrum’s supervision, the project staff at the Max Planck Institute includes:
Dr. Rainer Grote, Markus Benzing, Mandana Knust, Ramin Moschtaghi, and Klaus Zimmermann. Also involved as student assistants are Simone Malz and Noemi Majer.
Various parts of the project are or have been financed by the German Federal Foreign Office, the European Union, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Alongside these partners, the Max Planck Institute is also working together with various Afghan partners in the respective parts of the project (the Supreme Court, Ministry of Justice, Office of the General Prosecutor, Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission, Judicial Reform Commission, and University of Kabul) as well as with international partners (GTZ, UNDP, the World Bank, UNAMA, Institut International de Paris La Défense, Ecole Nationale d'Administration/Paris, and UNODC).
Constitution of Afghanistan (german)
Constitution of Afghanistan (dari/paschtu)
Industrial development law
Licensing regulations for private foreign traders and firms in Afghanistan
Model by law for a primary agricultural cooperative in the Republic of Afghanistan
Penal law for crimes of civil servants and crimes against public welfare and security
Report of the UN Secretary-General 2003
ICG Briefing on Loya Jirga
Short report on the Constitution draft, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
SWP report on further development of Afghanistan
AI-Report on re-establishing the rule of law
Federal Foreign Office
Ambassade Afghanistan Berlin