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The Politics of Dispute Resolution and Continued Instability in Afghanistan

Show simple item record Coburn, Noah 2016-10-21T13:31:12Z 2016-10-21T13:31:12Z 2011-08
dc.description.abstract This report argues that the assumed formal–informal dichotomy between justice systems in Afghanistan misdescribes the way in which most cases in the country are resolved. In fact, analysis in late 2010 of data from ongoing research and pilot projects sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace shows that most disputes have been handled by a combination of the two justice systems, with actors in each assuming different roles depending on the location and context of the dispute as well as on the parties involved, which has serious implications for many of the international programs recently created to engage the informal sector. Furthermore, this report suggests that the greatest barrier to local dispute resolution in Afghanistan is the current lack of security and political stability, which has made it more difficult for those involved in either formal or informal dispute-resolution systems to interact effectively. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States Institute of Peace en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Special Report;285
dc.subject Afghanistan en_US
dc.subject Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001- en_US
dc.subject Dispute resolution (Law) -- Afghanistan. en_US
dc.subject Justice, Administration of -- Afghanistan.
dc.title The Politics of Dispute Resolution and Continued Instability in Afghanistan en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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