Muslim World Journal of Human Rights
Editor-in-Chief: Kayaoglu, Turan
Ed. by Baderin, Mashood A. / Monshipouri, Mahmood / Welchman, Lynn
1 Issue per year
CiteScore 2017: 0.08
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.102
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.016
This paper explores the difficulties of implementing international human rights standards in post conflict states, particularly in Islamic States, using Afghanistan as a case study. The paper will submit that imposing international human rights law with a top down' approach is ineffective, using the example of the western-style Afghan constitution which contains many human rights protections, such as freedom of religion, that cannot be realized in contemporary Afghan society. It will be argued that a more transparent, consultative and long-term approach to human rights implementation should be taken in post conflict situations, if human rights' is to be more than a catch phrase for membership of the international community.