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Book Chapter | Aug 2020

Gender, Violence and Competing Sovereign Claims in Afghanistan

Torunn Wimpelmann (2020)
in Rebecca Bryant and Madeleine Reeves: Sovereign Agency. Cornell University Press
Journal Article | Aug 2020

Legal Reform or Erasure of History? The Politics of Moral Crimes in Afghanistan

Aziz Hakimi, Masooma Sa'adat (2020)
in Central Asian Survey
CMI Insight | Jul 2020

Women Judges in Afghanistan: An Interview with Anisa Rasooli

Antonio De Lauri (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:04) 5 p.
Journal Article | Jun 2020

Armed governance: the case of the CIA-supported Afghan militias

This article examines the genealogy and behavior of the CIA militias in Afghanistan against the backdrop of persistent armed governance whereby a plurality of actors competes over control and rule....
Antonio De Lauri, Astri Suhrke (2020)
in Small Wars and Insurgency
Journal Article | Mar 2020

'He should learn that he cannot get a woman for free’: Male elopers and constructions of masculinity in the Afghan justice system

This article explores constructions of gender, masculinity, and class in moral crimes prosecutions, and their legal aftermaths in Afghanistan. It argues that the lack of attention to men in advocacy...
Torunn Wimpelmann, Aziz Hakimi, Masooma Sa'adat (2020)
in Men and Masculinities, March 2020
Report in External Series | 2019

The “CIA’s Army”: A Threat to Human Rights and an Obstacle to Peace in Afghanistan

Afghan paramilitary forces working with the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have long been a staple in the US war on terrorism in Afghanistan and the border region with...
Astri Suhrke and Antonio De Lauri (2019)
Providence: The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University (Costs of War) 14 p.
Book Chapter | 2019

Discrete Moves and Parallel Tracks: Gender Politics in post-2001 Afghanistan

Torunn Wimpelmann (2019)
in Deniz Kandiyoti, Nadje Al-Ali, Kathryn Spellman-Poots: Gender, Governance and Islam. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Journal Article | 2019

The Taliban and the humanitarian soldier: Configurations of freedom and humanity in Afghanistan

Humanitarian wars are a primary means of globally affirming a specific model of humanity, built according to the cultural, moral, and economic standards of Western democracies. How are forms of...
Antonio De Lauri (2019)
in Anuac vol. 8 no. 1 pp. 31-57
Journal Article | 2018

A Good Ally - Norway and International Statebuilding in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

The article examines the findings of the Commission of Inquiry established by the Norwegian government in 2014 to evaluate all aspects of Norway's civilian and military contribution to the international operation in...
Mats Berdal, Astri Suhrke (2018)
in Journal of Strategic Studies
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

Ingen Trygg Havn i Kabul

Government plans to establish care centers in Kabul for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers run afoul of international obligations to ensure that relocation is both safe and reasonable for the persons...
Jessica Schultz and Terje Einarsen (2018)
Klassekampen 28.09.2018
Report in External Series | 2018

Russian Use of Private Military and Security Companies - the implications for European and Norwegian Security

How does the Russian use of private military and security companies affect Russian use of force and what are the implications for European and Norwegian security? Over the past couple of...
Åse Gilje Østensen and Tor Bukkvoll (2018)
Oslo (FFI-rapport no. 18/01300) 53 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

Danish-Norwegian Return Center for Minors in Kabul: Well-Founded Initiative?

Jessica Schultz and Terje Einarsen (2018)
The Global Post 10/08/2018
CMI Insight | 2018

Missing from the picture: Men imprisoned for ‘moral crimes’ in Afghanistan

Recent years have seen sustained focus on the prosecution of Afghan women and girls for ‘moral crimes’ such as adultery and ‘running away’. However, many Afghan men are also charged...
Aziz Hakimi, Torunn Wimpelmann (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2018:2) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2017

Adultery, rape, and escaping the house: The protection and policing of female sexuality in Afghanistan

This working paper undertakes an initial survey of the dynamics through which the criminalization of female sexuality structures women’s access to protection against rape in Afghanistan, examining both legislation and...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:9) 16 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2017

Feilslutninger i norsk asylpolitikk

Norge kan se langt etter statusen som internasjonal fanebærer. «Effektiv beskyttelse» betyr ikke fravær av risiko, men tilstedeværelse av beskyttelse i overskuelig fremtid. Afghanistans politi og domstoler er blant de mest korrupte sektorene i det...
Jessica Schultz (2017)
NRK Ytring 22.11.2017
CMI Report | 2017

Legal Reform and Women’s Rights in Lebanese Personal Status Laws

This report documents and analyzes two recent major reforms in Lebanese law whose purpose is to further gender equality for women in Lebanon: (I) the alteration of the Sunni personal...
Dima Dabbous (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2017:3) 40 p.
Report in External Series | 2017

The Internal Flight Alternative in Norway: Law and practice with respect to Afghan families and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

The internal flight alternative (IFA) is a limit on refugee status that potentially applies when a claimant’s risk of persecution is confined to a specific area of a country. It...
Jessica Schultz (2017)
UNHCR
CMI Report | 2017

Robustness and vulnerabilities to corruption in Denmark’s aid funding modalities in Afghanistan

The Danish Embassy’s risk management and mitigation system is well-structured and effective. The Embassy has a coherent and comprehensive anti-corruption approach that addresses both internal and external dimensions, and includes...
Arne Strand, Arne Disch, Mirwais Wardak (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2017:2) 28 p.
Book | 2017

The Pitfalls of protection. Gender, violence and power in Afghanistan

Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2017)
University of California Press
Report in External Series | 2017

A Question of Implementation. Strategies for supporting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Afghanistan

Formålet med rapporten er å få en bedre forståelse av områder som er sentrale for gjennomføring av Norges handlingsplan for kvinner, fred og sikkerhet i Afghanistan. Norge bidrar med relevant støtte...
Arne Strand, Astri Suhrke, Torunn Wimpelmann with Samira Hamidi (2017)
Oslo: Norad (Norad reports no. 2017/1) 50 p.