9th Lunch Session at Anti-Terrorism Prosecution Department

A brief Review

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 twice a month, 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.  

​These seminars are held twice a month, 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.  
 

Money Laundering 

Topics covered during the session included:
Definition of Money Laundering:
Prof. Nasirullah Khalid briefly explained what is money laundering and asked questions to also gather information on views of the participants about topic.  He later touched base on specifics elements of money laundering as following:
 

Elements of Money Laundering Crimes

Prof. Nasirullah Khalid shed light on the following topics and provided several examples on each section:
 
A.   Legal Elements of Money Laundering Crimes
B.   Moral Elements of Money Laundering Crimes; and
C.   Material elements of Money Laundering Crimes:

Prosecution of Money Laundering Crimes

Prof. Khalid briefly focused on investigation and prosecution of money laundering crimes. He also shared some cases and examples to clear how people earn money from illegal sources and then change the original status of it. 

 

Suggestions and class observation

-   Most of the participants did not have information about money laundering and its terms. They expressed satisfaction during the session for pointes discussed.
-   The participants requested for set of laws they have been discussing in different sessions.
-   The participants also suggested organizing an in depth training on Money Laundering. They said it will help them learn methods that criminals of money laundering.
-   Have no or very limited information about money laundering, the participants were not able to differentiate elements of money laundering crimes