Responsibility to Rebuild and Transitional Justice in Afghanistan
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The withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan and the rapid government takeover by the Taliban raise important questions about justice and accountability in the state. In this panel discussion on what recent developments mean for transitional justice in Afghanistan, we are joined by Professor Peter Hilpold and Huma Saeed. Prof Hilpold will assess the legality of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan through the lens of international transitional justice and the responsibility to rebuild. Huma will address the question of what led to the failure of transitional justice in Afghanistan, tracing domestic opposition and international reluctance to push for transitional justice.
Peter Hilpold is a Professor of International Law, European Law and Comparative Public Law at the University of Innsbruck, author of over 300 publications and a member of several editorial and scientific boards of academic journals.
Huma Saeed is a research consultant and an affiliated senior researcher at the University of Leuven, where she obtained her PhD in criminology focusing on transitional justice and economic-state crime in Afghanistan.