International Order, Security and Strategic Studies

Transition Studies Review

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 660-673

First online:

Justice Sector Reform in Afghanistan: From a ‘Lead Nation’ Approach to a ‘Mixed Ownership’ Regime?

  • Matteo TondiniAffiliated withIMT, Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies Email author 

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The article describes the policy-making structure which governs the reform of justice in Afghanistan. It is characterized by an evolution from a bilateral to a multilateral approach, aimed at increasing the Afghan ownership. However, observing the system ‘from within’, it seems currently ruled by a mixed regime, being still deeply influenced by external inputs. As a consequence, the final outcome of the process remains uncertain.


Afghanistan Donors Justice system Lead nations Local ownership

JEL Classification

O19 F54 H56 K49