15 December 2010


Stephen Carter and Kate Clark


  • This report seeks to investigate the relationship between issues of justice (including governance and respect for human rights) and stability in Afghanistan, especially, although not exclusively, in relation to the rise of violent insurgency.
  • The report finds that the sidelining of justice by the Afghan government and its international backers is fuelling the insurgency and presents a serious strategic risk.
  • The report is based on approximately 40 interviews, carried out between December 2009 and August 2010. The authors spoke to a wide range of Afghan and international interlocutors and conducted an extensive review of existing documentary sources.

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