Mandate

Duties and Responsibilities of Ministry of Justice of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of Justice is one of the central administrations of the government. Its main duties are responsibilities are listed categorically below:

Preparing drafts of the laws and decrees of the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Expressing opinions regarding the conformity of legal and international contracts, conventions and external foreign agreements with the laws of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Requesting and studying views of the ministries and administrations regarding the drafts of the laws and regulations which are designed by them and completion of these laws and regulations with the help of specialists in the relevant ministries and administrations

Providing legal advice to the ministries and government offices

Defending from properties and benefits of the government and if necessary submit petitions against the debtors of the government

Defending from property, job, family rights and other civil rights of the citizens based on their complaints and taking measures in order to implement the issued decisions of the courts regarding the civil rights’ disputes.

Efforts in order to promote public rights awareness level

Studying the statutes of the political parties and civil organizations, registration and issuance of official license to them

Organizing the affairs related to the Legal Aids

Organizing and issuing official license to the advocates, real estate and petition writers

Printing and publication of legislative documents

Legal processing of obtainment and relinquishment of citizenship as per the law on citizenship; 

Incorporation of recommendations of the conventions (acceded by Afghanistan) into the the laws of Afghanistan; 

Responsibility for the chairmanship and secretariat affairs of the High Commission to Combat Human Trafficking and Migrants Smuggling (this commission is comprised of 16 State and Non-state members);

Publication of registered trademarks and advertisements in the official gazette

The Ministry of Justice functions in the framework of Afghanistan Constitution, Law on Main Structure of the Government and other legislative documents. Other laws and regulations which are directly related to the context of Ministry of Justice are as follows:

 

Laws:

Law on the procedures of studying law, published in official gazette no 1386

Law on Government Cases, published in official gazette no 1115

Advocates Law, published in official gazette no 934

Real Estate Law, published in official gazette no 1238

Law on Communities, published in official gazette no1114

Law on Political Parties, published in official gazette no 996

Law on Inspecting Petitions, published in official gazette no 786

Law on publication method and enforcement of legislative documents of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, published in official gazette no 1313

Law on rights and privileges of the cadre members of the legislation affairs institute official gazette 1216

Law on Combating Human Trafficking and Migrants Smuggling, published in the official gazette 1244;

Law on Citizenship of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, published in the official gazette 792;

 

Regulations and Statutes:

Regulation of organizing performances and activities of Ministry of Justice of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, published in the official gazette no 1350

Regulation on procedures of establishment and registration of political parties, published in the official gazette no 1026

Statute of legislation affairs and scientific legal research institute 924

Regulation of Legal Aids, published in the official gazette no 1355

Regulation on Establishment and Registration Procedure of Associations in the official gazette no 1138

Regulation on Cases Management System in the official gazette no1390

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