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Afghanistan - Follows Shari'a (Islamic law)

AHMED, F., "Judicial Reform in Afghanistan: A case Study in the New Criminal Procedure Code", (Fall 2005) 29(1) Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 93-134;

AMIN,  S. H. (Sayed Hassan), Law, reform, and revolution in Afghanistan : implications for Central Asia and the Islamic world, 3rd rev. ed., Glasgow, UK :Royston, 1993, 206 p., ISBN: 0946706859; 0946706905 (pbk.);

HASHIMZAI, Mohammad Qasim, The law of theft and related offences in Afghanistan as compared with that of other countries especially England, Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Sheffield, Dept of Law, U.K., 1983;

MOHAMMAD, F. and P. Conway, "Justice and law enforcement in Afghanistan under the Taliban: How much is likely to change?", (March 2003) 26(1) Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management 162-167;

Penal Code, [Kabul : Ministry of Justice], 1976,  iv, 160 p. ; 28 cm., (series: Official publication of the Government of the Republic of Afghanistan ; issue no. 13, serial no. 347); copy at the US LIbrary of Congress;

Penal Code, available at

TAWFIK, Ahmed Hamdy, "The Concept of Crime in the Afghan Criminal Justice System: The Paradox between Secular, Tradition and Islamic Law: A Viewpoint of an International Practitioner", (2009) 9(4) International Criminal Law Review 667-687;

WARDAK, Ali, "Building a post-war justice system in Afghanistan", (2004) 41 Crime Law & Social Change 319-341;

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