Hamida Barmaki Organization for the Rule of Law (HBORL) organized a capacity building training in Herat province from 17th till 19th February 2019 for three days on “Linkage between Formal and Informal Justice system in Afghanistan” with close cooperation of CORDAID and financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Netherlands.


The purpose of the training was to develop the linkage between the formal and informal justice systems by bringing the two together and by an increase in knowledge of both systems’ practitioners about their legal duties and responsibilities and the importance of the linkage between both systems.


21 participants from, Ulama council, Department of women’s affairs, Afghanistan Independent Bar Association, Department of Tribes, Appeal attorney of Herat province, Afghan independent human rights commission and Haj and pilgrimage participated in the training.


The topics discussed were: Introduction to Justice, duties, and responsibilities of Justice departments, the importance of the linkage between the formal and informal justice systems and advantages and disadvantages of both systems. The participants also discussed the main topic during group work and open discussion.

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