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Traditional local jirgas violative of human rights

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Pajhwok News Agency, 14 December 2013

The Kabul-based news agency picks up a hot iron, with the issue of traditional ('tribal') justice and comes to the conclusion that they "are violative of human rights in many cases and their decisions are illegal and contrary to shariah". (What about the Afghan constitution?) Such jirgas are often "condoning murder", "forcing consent", pardon rapists and are "biased against the poor". 

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Human Rights Justice traditions Jirga