Return Migration and Fundamental Rights in Afghanistan: Perceptions and Practices

The extent to which migration-induced transfers from neighboring countries with long cultural, economic and political ties with Afghanistan affect social norms, but also perceptions and practice of rights and development concepts, has received little attention. In a context like Afghanistan, where the implementation of “human rights” and constitutional provisions on rights are sometimes perceived as undermining customary and religious social norms, the current study aims at understanding how the effect of transfer of social and gender norms by return migrants may affect in return perception of rights in relation to social institutions.

Authors:   Martin Lucile
Research Fields:   Human Security Migration Reports