For five days in October, Legal Times reporter Marisa McQuilken was embedded with a team of lawyers, judges and diplomats on a State Department mission examining rule-of-law efforts in Afghanistan. In this report, she examines the efforts of law firms, public officials and Afghan lawyers as they try to build a working justice system. The efforts have been hampered not only by political strife, but by international missteps and the Afghan people's doubts about the viability of a Western-style legal system.
Afghanistan: A Struggle for Justice
December 2, 2008