Afghanistan - News according to Justice Info

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Since 1979, justice in Afghanistan has remained neglected. After the withdrawal of the USSR in 1989, the country was marked by a civil war involving various factions, followed by the Taliban's takeover in 1996, which was subsequently ousted by the United States following the September 11, 2001 attacks. With the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, they regained control of the country. Since 2003, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has had jurisdiction over the Afghan situation. However, it has been dragging this "situation" for nearly two decades without significant progress. Its new prosecutor, Karim Khan, has "prioritized" his investigation into crimes committed by the Islamic State and the Taliban, despite reports from NGOs highlighting the seriousness of alleged crimes committed by U.S. forces. Furthermore, allegations of war crimes committed by Australian special forces in Afghanistan are under investigation in Australia. Justice Info closely monitors developments in the Afghan case, in line with current events and procedures.