The Code of Conduct and Professional standards for Prosecutors of Attorney General Office was approved by Supreme Council of Attorney General office of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on 06/07/1389. This Code of Conduct consists four chapters and 28 articles, the various aspects of professional standards are included.
However; the contents are clear to understand because, they have also been described by qualified cadres of Attorney General Office, its still felt necessary to provide explination to some of the contents unclear to the prosecutors of ATPD. AJO and consulation with ATPD and FCO decided to held Ethics Seminars for prosecutors during lunch time to dicuss issues that they raise questions about.
The methodology is such that an expert on topic attend the session, explains the topic and responds to the questions. The instructor starts the session explaining main topic for ten minutes, subsequently, shares experiences, provides practical examples and provide the participants an opportunity to discuss and debate in friendly atmosphere.
These seminars are held once in a week, and the numbers of participants are between 10 to 15 persons. The participants are introduced by the head of the Anti-Terrorism Prosecution Department (ATPD), and lunch is being provided by AJO.
The topics discussed during this seminar was to disucss the New Criminal Procedural Code considering requests from the participants and ATPD Managment. A total number of 11 prosecutors attended this seminar.
Professor Abdul Basir Khalid, lead the seminar with asking the participants about their problems they face with the new criminal procedure code while applying the articles during their daily activities. Besides; the following topics were discussed during the seminar, where participants also stated the difficulties with the relevant articles of the new CPC.
• Extension of detection
• Presence of suspects
• Competence of suspension of case
Discussions on article 168 and 169 of the New Criminal Procedure Code took place during the seminar and also the duration of detection during investigation which is stated in article 100 of CPC were discussed.