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Transitional Justice In Afghanistan : Confronting Violations Of International Humanitarian And Human Rights Law, Peter G. Danchin Jan 2001

Transitional Justice In Afghanistan : Confronting Violations Of International Humanitarian And Human Rights Law, Peter G. Danchin

Faculty Scholarship

After more than two decades of war and foreign interventions, including the US-led military campaign following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, Afghanistan has entered a period of transition and rebuilding. It thus joins a host of other countries—from South Africa to Sierra Leone to East Timor—which have sought in recent years to move from a repressive and violent past to a future based on democracy, the rule of law and respect for fundamental human rights. In this respect, Afghanistan presents one of the most confronting case studies for the field of ‘transitional justice’. This article considers the ...


Applying Just War Jus Bello Doctrine To Reprisals: An Afghan Hypothetical, Michael F. Noone Jr. Jan 2001

Applying Just War Jus Bello Doctrine To Reprisals: An Afghan Hypothetical, Michael F. Noone Jr.

Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions

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Mother Of All Rights: Making The World Safe For Religion, David F. Forte Jan 2001

Mother Of All Rights: Making The World Safe For Religion, David F. Forte

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

Freedom of religion is not just one right among many. It is, in the words of the Islamic scholar John Kelsay, "the mother of all rights." When a state recognizes religious liberty, it ipso facto allows people the right to worship an authority higher than the state. Congress should insist that before any reconstruction aid is approved for Afghanistan, the new government there should affirm legal protection for basic human rights, including most importantly, freedom of religion.