Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of Afghanistan
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As part of a broad program of research and analysis on the Middle East and Asia, on January 28, 2003, RAND called together a group of renowned experts with knowledge in the fields of Islamic law, constitution writing, and democracy, and with specific country and regional expertise. The task was to identify ways in which the constitution of Afghanistan could help put the country on the path to a strong, stable democracy characterized by good governance and rule of law, in which Islam, human rights, and Afghanistans international obligations were respected. The group was to keep in mind the realities of Afghanistans current situation and draw from the experiences of other countries, with the aim of identifying practical ideas, particularly about the treatment of Islam in the constitution. The following document offers ideas to those involved in the drafting of the new constitution for Afghanistan.
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