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 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 11 prosecutors attended this seminar.
Professor Shafi Salehi, welcomed the prosecutors to the seminar on New Criminal Procedure Code. He focused on the following main topics in the seminar.
• Rights of accused and suspects
• Witnessed crime
The instructor explained each of the mentioned topics in the light of the related articles in the New Criminal Procedure Code. He involved all participants by asking the articles regarding the mentioned topics in the Interim Criminal procedure Code and the amendments in the new law.
The instructor focused on detection and investigation and showed a video clip as an example for prosecutors how to investigate and why is it important to save and records the proof evidences.