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Judicial Committee reviews report against torture

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KABUL: Chaired by second vice president Sarwar Danesh, judicial committee’s meeting was held yesterday.
At the meeting, problems of advocates in one of security organs, report of justice department for Kabul in connection with implementation of final decisions of courts, modality of execution justice and concessions of fired officers of defense ministry as well as annual report of the Committee against Torture were discussed and reviewed. Based on the meeting’s agenda, head of Independent Association of Advocates delivered report regarding modality of addressing problems of advocates in one of the country’s security organs.
It is worth mentioning that the issue had been previously discussed at a meeting of the judicial committee as well and necessary instructions had been issued in this regard.
According to head of the association, based on agreement between the respective association and National Directorate of Security (NDS), from now on, advocates could participate in investigative process, except particular security cases and pave the way for meeting of advocates with their clients in the respective directorate.
At the meeting, annual report of the Committee against Torture was also delivered. Based on decision of the judicial committee, the Committee against Torture is tasked to provide report of its works in particular anti-torture to the committee.
Committee against Torture has been created under the chairperson of head of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission based on verdict of 11th article of the anti-torture law which has been approved by presidential office and enforced since 2017.
At the meeting, the judicial committee stressed on further efforts of the Committee against Torture and close cooperation and coordination of all government institution with the committee and it was decided that maintaining of necessary budget of the committee should be followed through the administrative affairs and ministry of justice.
The Kabul Times

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