The Constitution is the official law of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The document was agreed upon by more than 500 delegates representing Afghan men and women from across the country at the Constitutional Loya Jirga (December 13th, 2003 - January 4th, 2004). It was formally ratified by President Hamid Karzai at a ceremony in Kabul on January 26th, 2004.

The Constitution consists of  160 articles, and provides the framework for the Government and defines its three main branches as the Executive, the Legislative and the Judiciary. It also provides for an elected President, who is Chief of State as well as Head of Government.

For an unofficial translation of the Constitution on the President’s website, please visit:

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Oslo
Gange-Rolvs gate 5  -  0244 Oslo  -  Norway  -  Phone: + 47 22 12 35 70

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