Briefing note

Resolving HLP Disputes - NRC assessment on housing, land, and property disputes in Afghanistan

Published 22. Jun 2023
Between July and November 2022, NRC’s Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) programme conducted an assessment on the resolution of Housing, Land and Property (HLP) disputes in Afghanistan. The assessment indicates an overall increase in HLP disputes and shows substantial ambiguity and regional variances in the justice system

Despite notable improvements, including the removal of application fees, and perceived reduction in corruption, overall, the assessment indicates a complex and unpredictable system with women facing a number of challenges, and lack of representation. The unclear national legal framework and poor access to justice for women must be addressed as a matter of urgency to avoid compounding and exacerbating grievances through unresolved HLP disputes.

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