The Taliban, international law and the rest of the world

Not all forms of cooperation are recognition

“The population of Afghanistan is facing a humanitarian catastrophe. Twenty-three million Afghans, more than half of the population, are starving. The UN warns of a risk that a million Afghan children will die.

In this Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) blog, “The Taliban, International Law and the Rest of the World“,  (Research Professor, PRIO) and (Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Law/University of Oslo) discuss who represents Afghanistan, what are the implications of freezing the Afghan Central Bank’s assets, and why not all forms of cooperation with the Taliban can be interpreted as recognition of the regime.

You can access the blog on PRIO blogs here.

This is an extended version of an op ed that was published in Aftenposten in Norwegian 20 March 2022 as “Vi må samarbeide med Taliban”. You can read it here.