Concepts of administrative law do not lack tradition in Afghanistan, although their application and development in recent decades would suggest otherwise. When the Islamic Republic was established, only incoherent pieces of legislation were left and the importance of binding and general rules for the administration that can be enforced through the judicial system was widely forgotten.

The Hamida Barmaki Organization and the Max Planck Foundation endeavor to revive this idea, which is a central concept of the rule of law. To this end, the two organizations provide trainings to employees of the administration and law professionals from all provinces of Afghanistan. Besides, they assist the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC), the Supreme Court (SC) and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in the development of new laws and administrative court structures.

Time frame: 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2016

Place/s: All provinces of Afghanistan; Kabul; Heidelberg (Germany)

Donor/s: Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany