Taliban Changes Role of Attorney General’s Office Into Monitoring Implementation of Decrees Issued by Hibatullah Akhundzada


Guess what? Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada has ordered through a decree to convert the Attorney General’s Office into the “Directorate of Supervision and Prosecution of Decrees”.


Go deeper:

  • In a letter issued by the Taliban’s prosecutor’s office on Thursday, it has been stated that the names of the provincial appellate prosecutor’s directorates would also be turned into “the directorate of supervision and prosecution of provincial rulings and decrees”.
  • According to the information in this letter, the agency is obliged to monitor and follow up on how the Taliban leader’s decrees, orders and instructions are implemented in ministries, Taliban agencies and the private sector.
  • The letter includes the signature of Mawlawi Shamsuddin Shariati, the Taliban prosecutor.


Zoom out: This can mean that the Attorney General will lose the role as the public prosecutor or the attorney general in relation to compliance with the laws and will be limited only to rulings and orders implemented by the Taliban leader.

  • Earlier, based on Article 134 of the Constitution of the previous regime, the duty of the attorney general had been to “investigate crimes and file lawsuits against the accused in court”.
  • This is for the first time in 20 years that the name of the Attorney General’s Office has been changed by the Taliban.
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