Trying Legalize Non-judicial Justice Through Councils And Jirgas: Fazl Ahmad Manavi

Kabul: Efforts are underway to legalize non-judicial justice through councils and jirgas, said Justice Minister Fazl Ahmad Manavi on Sunday.

During a meeting with Yana Zamp, Deputy Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Afghanistan, Manavi referred to the people’s access to justice in remote areas.
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“The Ministry of Justice is working on the law of jirgas and councils in order to legalize non-judicial justice as this method is close to the spirit of the people,” Manavi added.

At present, law firms are doing this through compromise and if there is more cooperation, there will be more grounds for the implementation of non-judicial justice, Manavi added.

The Minister of Justice emphasized that existence of councils and jirgas alongwith formal institutions is important for resolving legal problems and cooperating with law firms. It should be properly managed and should not violate the rights of individuals, he added.

Yana Zamp during the meeting said that access to justice in remote areas and bringing councils and jirgas closer to the formal justice system are among the issues that the Swiss Development Assistance Office in Afghanistan is addressing.

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