Hamida Barmaki Organization for the Rule of Law (HBORL) organized a capacity building training in Paktia province from 15th till 17th April 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. Increase the cooperation and collaboration between the two systems, and enhance their knowledge about legal practices in Afghanistan and to increase Rule of Law and access to Justice especially for women and girls.


Participants from, Department of Justice, Ulama council, Afghanistan Independent Bar Association, Department of Tribes, Appeal attorney of Paktia province, Afghanistan independent human rights commission, department 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 topics during group work and open discussion. The training in Paktia was challenging for HBORL due to the insecurity in the province, but HBORL successfully completed the training and will continue to play a noticeable role for the Rule of Law in Future.

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