Constitutions

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Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, 1382 A.P. (2004)

 

--Effective 1382/11/07 (2004/01/27).

--Article 162 provides, "This Constitution shall be enforced from the date it is approved by the Loya Jirga and approved and proclaimed by the President of the Islamic Transitional State of Afghanistan."

--Decree No. 103 of the President of the Transitional State of Afghanistan, dated 1382/11/07 A.P. (2004/01/27) (and signed on 1382/11/06 A.P. (2004/11/26)), proclaimed the Loya Jirga's approval.

--Published in Official Gazette No. 818, dated 1382/11/08 A.P. (2004/01/28).

 

Dari / Pashto orig.

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Official Gazette No. 818, publ. 1382/11/08 A.P. (2004/01/28)

English trans. (official)

[HTML] [PDF] [MS Word] Translated by Sayed Shafi Rahel for the Secretariat of the Constitutional Commission.

(PDF includes presidential decree; missing page 2.)

English trans. (unofficial)

[PDF] [MS Word] UNAMA
English trans. with Dari and Pashto orig. [HTML] [MS Word]

Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Afghanistan, 1369/08/15 A.P. (1990/11/06)

President Najibullah (1986 to 1992)

 

--Approved by Loya Jirga, 1990/05/28-29.

 

Dari / Pashto orig.

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Official Gazette No. 728, publ. 1369/08/15 A.P. (1990/11/06)

English trans.

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Constitution of the Republic of Afghanistan, 1366 A.P. (1987)

President Najibullah (1986 to 1992)

 

--Proclaimed 1366/09/09 A.P. (1987/11/29-30).

--Abrogated the Fundamental Principles of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (see Art. 148).

 

Dari / Pashto orig.

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Official Gazette No. 660, publ. 1366/12/12 A.P. (1988/03/01)

English trans.

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English trans.

[PDF] (Another version, incomplete)

Amendments to the Fundamental Principles of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, 1366 A.P. (1987)

President Najibullah (1986 to 1992)

 

--Decree No. 8 of the Revolutionary Council, dated 1366/07/08 A.P. (1987/10/30), on Amendment of the Fundamental Principles (Ussole Assasi) of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, was published in Official Gazette No. 656, dated 1366/10/15 A.P. (1988/01/05).

 

Dari / Pashto orig.

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Official Gazette No. 656, publ. 1366/10/15 A.P. (1988/01/05)

English trans.

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Fundamental Principles (Ussole Assasi) of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (Interim Constitution of Afghanistan), 1359 A.P. (1980)

President Babrak Karmal (1979 to 1986)

 

--Published in Official Gazette No. 450, dated 1359/02/01 A.P. (1980/04/21).

 

Dari / Pashto orig.

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Official Gazette No. 450, publ. 1359/02/01 A.P. (1980/04/21)

English trans.

      (Unavailable)

Law for Regulating the Duties of the Revolutionary Council and the Government and Legislative Procedure, 1358/01/01 A.P. (1979/03/21)

Presidents Noor Mohammad Taraki and Hafizullah Amin (1978 to 1979)

 

--Published in Official Gazette No. 440, dated 1358/09/15 A.P. (1979/12/06).

 

Dari / Pashto orig.

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Official Gazette No. 440, publ. 1358/09/15 A.P. (1979/12/06)

English trans.

(Unavailable)

Constitution of the Republican State of Afghanistan, 1355/12/05 A.P. (1977/02/24)

President Mohammad Daud (1973 to 1978)

 

--Signed and proclaimed 1355/12/05 A.P. (1977/02/24).

--Published in Official Gazette No. 360, dated 1356/01/15 A.P. (1977/04/04).

 

Dari / Pashto orig.

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Official Gazette No. 360, publ. 1356/01/15 A.P. (1977/04/04)

English trans.

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English trans. [PDF] (www.Afghan-web.com)

Constitution of the Kingdom of Afghanistan, 9 Meezan 1343/07/09 A.P. (1964/10/01)

King Mohammad Zahir Shah (reigned 1933 to 1973)

 

--Effective when proclaimed by the King (see Art. 123).

--Proclaimed 1343/07/09 A.P. (1964/10/01).

--Published in Official Gazette No. 12, dated 1343/07/11 A.P. (1964/10/03).

--Abrogated Constitution of 1310 and its amendments (see Royal Promulgation).

 

Dari / Pashto orig.

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Official Gazette No. 12, publ. 1343/07/11 A.P. (1964/10/03)

English trans.

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English trans.

[PDF] Kabul Times Annual (1967) (includes Royal Promulgation)

English trans.

[PDF] (Another version)

French trans.

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Arabic trans.

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Fundamental Principles (Ussole Assasi) of the Government of Afghanistan, Dalwa 1330 A.P. (January 1952)

 

King Muhammad Nadir Shah (reigned 1929 to 1933)

 

Dari orig.

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CSTC-A

Fundamental Principles (Ussole Assasi) of the Government of Afghanistan, 1310 A.P. (1931) and Addendum, 1312 A.P. (1933)

King Mohammad Nadir Shah (reigned 1929 to 1933)

 

--Written 1310/08/08 A.P. (1931/10/31).

--Published 1311/10/03 A.P. (1932/12/13).

--Addendum published 1933/02/22 (see French translation).

 

Dari orig.

      (Unavailable)

English trans.

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  [PDF]   (Scanned)

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CSTC-A (new translation)

French trans.

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Russian trans. (with brief comment-ary)

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Fundamental Principles of the Government of Afghanistan, 1306 A.P. (1927)

King Mohammad Nadir Shah (reigned 1929 to 1933)

 

Dari orig.

  [PDF]   Nizamnameh

Dari orig.

  [PDF]   (Another copy)

English trans.

      (Unavailable)

Fundamental Principles of the Government of Afghanistan (Nizamnamah-ye-Asasi-e-Daulat-e-Aliyah-e-Afghanistan), 1302 A.P. (1923)

King Amanullah Khan (reigned 1919 to 1929)

 

--Effective 1302/01/20 A.P. (1923/04/09).

--Amended 1303/11/08 A.P. (1925/01/28).

 

Pashto orig.

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Nizamnameh

English trans.

[HTML] [PDF] [MS Word] (Includes description of amendments)