At the request of the Director of State Cases and order of the Justice Minister, AJO established a working committee to draft Defending Public Property Guideline for the State Cases Directorate of the Ministry of Justice.
The committee members included retired Judges, Prosecutors and current professional members of the State Cases. The General State Cases Directorate of the MOJ functions as the representative body of government for defending public property. In some instances, the State Cases Directorate acts as prosecutors when public land is usurped, and in others it mediates disputes amongst various government agencies.
Many challenges as well as opportunities exist to improve and increase the capacity of this State Cases Directorate to enable it to provide a crucial service to this country: to protect public property from usurpers. This Guideline will help the Directorate achieve the objective at its best.
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About ADALAT Project
Assistance for the Development of Afghan Legal Access and Transparency (ADALAT), in the concerted effort to promote rule of law and justice sector development in Afghanistan. In alignment with USAID’s core agenda in the country, ADALAT facilitates systems-building for institutions, ownership for stakeholders, and greater opportunities for women as leaders and beneficiaries of more accessible and equitable justice services. AJO is sub-contractor and implementing partner for ADALAT project and works with the Legal Aid and State Cases Directorate of Ministy of Justice.
AJO Assist Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Justice’s General State Cases Directorate