Dr Ali Wardak invited to speak at the Brussels School of International Studies

April 11, 2017

Dr Ali Wardak was invited to speak at the Brussels School of International Studies last week.

Dr Ali Wardak was an invited speaker at the Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) 2017 annual conference that was held in Brussels between 6 -7 April.

Under the title of ‘The Disappearing State? Contested Governance in the 21st Century’, the conference was attended by over 130 participants, including senior officials from the European Parliament and Commission, embassies, think-tanks and academic institutions in Europe.

Dr Wardak’s presentation in the second session of the conference was titled ‘State, Non-State and Anti-State Justice Systems in Afghanistan’. Dr Wardak argued that linking state and non-state justice systems within the framework of his proposed ‘hybrid model’ could provide more accessible, cost effective and restorative justice to all Afghans – men and women.

Dr Wardak’s talk was followed by a presentation by Dr. Antonio Giustozzi, from London School of Economics (LSE) who spoke about ‘The Taliban Shadow Justice in Afghanistan’. Also in this session, Dr. Orzala Ashraf Nemat (AREU) and Ms Huma Saeed (University of Leuven) spoke respectively about the historical development of the justice system in Afghanistan and transitional justice in the country. The presentations were followed by a highly engaging question and answer session.

Due to the interest generated by Dr Wardak’s presentation, he was later interviewed by the Young European Leadership (YEL).

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