Hamida Barmaki Organization for the Rule of Law (HBORL) organized a capacity building training in Nangarhar province from 4th till 6th August 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 women’s affairs, Afghanistan Independent Bar Association, Department of Tribes, Afghan independent human rights commission, Department of Justice, Hajj and Religious department, Ulama council.

 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.

A representative of the department of Tribes shared his comment about the training: This is a daily issue of the fundamental problems of society. This program is useful in many cases, this program is a good guidance for the Jirga’s and Elders. With this program, the process of formal and informal activities will be clear and the jirga can easily identify the issue and provide useful guidance to the people. The training finished with certificate distribution.

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