Hamida Barmaki Organization for the Rule of Law (HBORL) organized a capacity building training in Paktia province from 8th till 10th December 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, Ulama council, Department of women’s affairs, Afghanistan Independent Bar Association, Department of Tribes, Afghan independent human rights commission, Department of justice and Department of Hajj and Religious affairs. 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 Ulama council shared his opinion about the program: “The training we attended for three days, it was really useful and it was a very important issue we appreciate HBORL to conduct such programs in order to awareness and capacity building of the relevant institutions”

The training has been finished with certificate distribution. HBORL will continue to play a noticeable role in the Rule of Law in Future.

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