In an intriguing turn of events, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has declared that despite the absence of a foundational constitution, laws are in place within the country. The nation is steadily moving towards legal formalization, according to the Islamic Emirate's spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, who has downplayed the necessity of a constitution, referring to it as merely a small part of the state's structure that outlines the system's composition and nature.
Islamic Law is Reigning Despite Absence of Constitution
Mujahid emphasized that the country is not devoid of laws and that Islamic law is applicable throughout the nation. This assertion comes amidst questions and concerns about the establishment of a formal legal structure within the country, especially in the absence of a new constitution.
Legal Experts Call for Constitution
However, several legal experts believe the establishment of a constitution is far from insignificant. They consider it a primary responsibility of a government. Legal scholar Abdul Shakoor Dadras stressed the necessity for the rule of law and clarity of responsibilities within the legal framework. Dadras questioned the basis on which investigative bodies and other institutions impose penalties without a clear constitution to guide them.
Islamic Emirate's Priorities
The spokesperson previously stated that the Islamic Emirate's priorities include addressing the needs of returned refugees, governance, and improving the economic situation of citizens. This stance indicates the current focus of the Islamic Emirate, which seems to prioritize immediate issues over the establishment of a formal constitution.
In related news, the Afghan embassy in the United Arab Emirates was lauded for its efforts, and Israel released 39 Palestinian detainees, including women and children.