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Dead or Alive?: The Taliban and the Conundrum of Afghanistan’s 2004 Constitution

—Shamshad Pasarlay, Visiting Lecturer, The University of Chicago School of Law [Editor’s Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our 2022 columnists, see here.] One of the closely observed aspects of the Taliban’s recent takeover of Afghanistan has been the group’s views on constitutionalism, and how they may address

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Published on March 23, 2022
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Reforming the Afghan Electoral System: The Current Debate and its Implications for the Plans to Amend the Afghan Constitution

–Shamshad Pasarlay, Mohammad Qadamshah, & Clark B. Lombardi, University of Washington School of Law Afghanistan’s flawed system for electing presidents and resolving electoral disputes led recently to a political crisis that nearly split the country. The immediate crisis was resolved through a special power sharing agreement between the two leading candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah

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