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The Constitution of Afghanistan

The Constitution of Afghanistan

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The Constitution of The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
 
The Constitution of Afghanistan
(Ratified) January 26, 2004
The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
 
The present Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was agreed upon by more than 500 delegates representing Afghan men and women from across the country at the Constitutional Loya Jirga (December
13, 2003 - January 4, 2004
). The Constitution was formally ratified by President Hamid Karzai at a ceremony in Kabul on January 26, 2004. The full text of the Constitution may be found below. Note: this is an unofficial English translation of the Constitution. In any conflict between this and the original Dari / Pashto Constitution, the Dari / Pashto version shall take precedence.
 
 
 Islamic Republic of Afghanistan The Constitution
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 In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Contents
Preamble Chapter One:
 
 State (21 articles)
Chapter Two:
 
 Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens (38 arti 
cles)
Chapter Three:
 
The President (11 articles)
 
Chapter Four:
 
Government (10 articles)
Chapter Five:
 
 National Assembly (29 articles)
Chapter Six:
 
 Loya Jirga (6 articles)
Chapter Seven:
 
The Judiciary (20 articles)
 
Chapter Eight:
 
 Administration (7 articles)
Chapter Nine:
 
 State of Emergency (6 articles)
 
Chapter Ten:
 
 Amendments (2 articles)
 
Chapter Eleven:
 
 Miscellaneous Provisions (7 articles)
Chapter Twelve:
 
Transitional Provisions (5 articles)
 
 
 Islamic Republic of Afghanistan The Constitution
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Preamble
 In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful  Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of Worlds; and Praise and Peace be upon  Mohammad,  His Last Messenger and his disciples and followers
.
 We the people of Afghanistan:
 
Believing firmly in Almighty God, relying on His divine will and adhering to the Holy religion of Islam;
 
Realizing the previous injustices, miseries and innumerable disasters which have  befallen our country;
 
 Appreciating the sacrifices, historical struggles, jihad and just resistance of all the peoples of Afghanistan, admiring the supreme position of the martyr’s of the country’s freedom;
 
Comprehending that a united, indivisible Afghanistan belongs to all its tribes and peoples;
 
Observing the United Nations Charter as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
 And in order to:

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