Training of Lawyers and Justice Chain Actors on New Legal Aid Regulation and National Legal Aid Policy- Herat

AJO under ADALAT project, conducted two rounds of three-days training for 50 (23 women) lawyers and justice chain actors on the new Legal Aid Regulation (LAR) and National Legal Aid Policy (NLAP) in Herat province.  The training program targeted the legal aid providers, judges, police, and prosecutors, lawyers of Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) and members of the Afghanistan Legal Aid and Advocates Network (ALAAN).  During each round of the training program, participants were briefed with the contents of the new LAR and NLAP.
 
Participants also worked in groups on the different aspects of both legal documents and discussed the current situation, challenges and how the new LAR and NLAP respond to the needs of the legal aid providers and the indigents to access to justice. This series of training programs will target 500 lawyers and justice chain actors on the new LAR and NLAP in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Balkh and Nangarhar provinces. 
 
About AJO
The Afghanistan Justice Organization (AJO) is an Afghan-led, non-profit, and non-partisan organization promotes  democracy, governance and rule of law through project design and management, project performance and evaluation, training and capacity development, policy research and analysis, and public awareness campaigns and advocacy.
 
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.

Training of Lawyers and Justice Chain Actors on New Legal Aid Regulation and National Legal Aid Policy- Herat