Flash from the Past: Long Live Consensus – a look back at the 2003 Constitutional Loya Jirga

It is ten years since Afghanistan got its new constitution. It had been debated over 22 days by the 502 delegates to a specially convened Constitutional Loya Jirga (CLJ). Hailed as one of the most progressive constitutions in the region, it was also called a “juggle of the Quran and democracy” (The New York Times). The … Continue reading Flash from the Past: Long Live Consensus – a look back at the 2003 Constitutional Loya Jirga