Transitional Justice in the Context of Ongoing Conflict: the Case of Afghanistan

ICTJ; Sari Kouvo
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On August 20, 2009, Afghans went to the polls for the third time since the U.S.-led military intervention in 2001. Accountability and justice were underlying themes in the election, as made clear by many of the issues that attracted public attention. Nonetheless “calls for justice” remain weak compared with the persuasive culture of impunity that has institutionalized itself over the last eight years.