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Law: Customary: Afghanistan
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Customary law in Afghanistan needs to be understood in the context of the semi-autonomous segregated societies that have made up the Afghan landscape. These are self-defined by ethnicity or geographical location/boundaries. As the practice of customary law can be an identifying marker of a geographical group or ethnicity, legislation in the case of Afghan customary law needs to be understood outside the more common state-bound usage. Legislation occurs where adjudication takes place by the perso…

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Kakar, Palwasha L., “Law: Customary: Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0109a>
First published online: 2009

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