Ministry of Justice Convenes National Coordination Conference on Case Management System

April, 8th 2019

The Ministry of Justice organized a conference to introduce Case Management System, current problems and the solutions about the plan of transforming the managing system of cases, at the Safi Land Hotel, Kabul.

The Provincial Directors of Justice, heads of Hoqooq, State Cases, and Legal Aid Departments and the Provincial Juvenile Rehabilitation Centers and the representatives of relevant government agencies, participated in the conference.

At first, His Excellency, Dr. Abdul Baseer Anwar, the Minister of Justice of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, spoke on the subject matter and the responsibilities of the Ministry of Justice, and asked the Provincial Directors of Justice to pay their utmost attention on restoration of the citizen’s rights, legal aid, and determining the legal aid providers for the suspects, accused, and destitute persons, prevent usurpation of public lands and assets, as well as to re-correct the delinquent children. He further asked the heads of justice institutions to consider custody as the last resort for the delinquent children, and mostly employ the Alternatives to Incarceration, referred to in the law.

Miss Fariha Eisar, representative of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Agency of US State Department, introduced the initiatives of this conference, and expressed gratitude to the justice institutions, in particular the Ministry of Justice for establishing the Cases Management System. Meanwhile, she praised and termed important the registration of full information on the suspects and accused persons in the system by the provincial colleagues.

H.E Sayed Mohammad Hashimi, Deputy Minister of Justice (Admin) spoke on the objectives of the conference and termed this conference as a good opportunity for the Provincial Directors to discuss the current problems in the system of managing cases and find and share the solutions for the improvement. He also talked on the background and the establishment of this system and added that so far 70,318 civil cases, 302,541 criminal cases and 432,810 specifications of individuals has been registered in the system. The Deputy Minister asked the Director of Human Resources and the Directors of Justice to recruit the staff members of the announced positions of the System of Managing Cases, as soon as possible so that the relevant problems are solved.

Mr. Mohammad Ilyas Aadil, head of civil and commercial section of the Justice Support Program of Afghanistan delivered a presentation on the system of managing cases, background, current functionalities and its existing challenges.

This conference will last for three days in which the Directorates of State Cases, Hoqooq, Legal Aid, Juvenile Rehabilitation Centers, and the Directorate of Human Rights of Ministry of Justice will deliver presentations on implementing the system of managing cases, functions and its current challenges, to find out solutions for the betterment.

The System of Managing Cases has been established to improve the rule of law, transparency, accountability, coordination, ensuring justice and easy access to information of cases under consideration in the justice institutions.