December 19, 2014 Print

This month, Afghanistan Economic & Legal Studies Organization (AELSO) celebrated its fifth anniversary of advancing its mission “to promote the values of individual freedom and of the responsibility of civil society for the creation and sustenance of the institutions of limited government, the rule of law, and the other institutional foundations of the free society.”

Among its many activities are educational courses designed to provide an in-depth grounding in the importance of human rights and the often-misunderstood ways in which Islam is compatible with individual freedom and market economies.

AELSO produces original economic and legal studies that explain the benefits of limited government, individual rights, and free exchange, and translates free-market works from other languages into the multiple official languages that are spoken in Afghanistan. Those translations include The Morality of Capitalism, edited by Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Atlas Network’s executive vice president of international programs, as well as Frédéric Bastiat’s classic essay “What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen.”

“This is a truly heroic and inspiring organization,” Palmer said, noting that he had the opportunity to address AELSO via Skype during his recent trip to Rome. “I admire them tremendously.”

Afghanistan Economic & Legal Studies Organization (AELSO) celebrates its fifth anniversary.

Participants in AELSO’s Academic Human Rights Training program show their certificates of completion.