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, it's still felt necessary to provide explanation to some of the contents unclear to the prosecutors of ATPD. AJO and consultation with ATPD and FCO decided to held Ethics Seminars for prosecutors during lunch time to discuss 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 discuss the New Criminal Procedural Code considering requests from the participants and ATPD Management. A total number of 12 prosecutors attended this seminar.
NEW CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW
This seminar was focused on the “New Criminal Procedure Law”. Mr. Abdul Basir Khalid, member Training Committee AGO participated as instructor in this seminar. The seminar started with a brief history of Criminal Procedures and more focused on the followings:
• Investigation and research
• Night operations (related law articles)
• Role of prosecutor in detention and arrested accused person
• Pretrial and temporary detention; and
• Compensation in criminal cases
The instructor explained each topic and involved the participants to discuss topics and relevant matters.