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Body Search of Persons

Author/organization: Dr. Hirbod Amin Lari/GTZ

Document description: Describes when police may conduct a body search, according to Article 32, Clause 1, and Part 1 of the Interim Criminal Procedure Code and Article 16 of the Police Law.

Languages: Dari |

Confiscation of Documents and Goods

Author/organization: Dr. Hirbod Amin Lari/GTZ

Document description: Outlines Article 19 of the Police Law and Article 32 of the Interim Criminal Procedure Code, which outlines procedures for confiscating goods and documents.

Languages: Dari |

Criminal Law

Author/organization: Poya Kandahari/GTZ

Document description: Defines various crimes and their penalties and describes the rights of the individual, as defined in the Afghan constitution, Afghan criminal laws, and under international law.

Languages: Dari |

Custody and Detention

Author/organization: Dr. Hirbod Amin Lari/GTZ

Document description: Describes when it is legal for individuals to be under surveillance, brought into custody and detained, according to Article 15 of the Police Law and Article 30, Clause 1 of the Interim Criminal Procedure Code and Articles 24 and 27 of the Constitution.

Languages: Dari |

Determination of Identity - Calls - Summons

Author/organization: Dr. Hirbod Amin Lari/GTZ

Document description: Describes when police may arrest or summon a citizen or search their property, according to Chapter 3, Articles 9, 11, 15 and 16 of the Police Law.

Languages: Dari |

Gender and Criminal Justice

Author/organization: IDLO

Document description: Takes a gender-based approach to criminal law and criminal procedure law in Afghanistan, with a focus on the police and prosecutors. Includes case studies.

Publication date: 2007

Languages: Dari | | English |

Introduction to Police Law

Author/organization: Dr. Hirbod Amin Lari/GTZ

Document description: Outlines the role and responsibilities of the Afghan National Police, according to the Constitution of Afghanistan, the Police Law, the Interim Criminal Procedure Law and the Penal Code.

Languages: Dari |

Presumption of Innocence

Author/organization: Dr. Hirbod Amin Lari/GTZ

Document description: Presents an overview of Article 25 of the Constitution, Article 4 of the Interim Criminal Procedure Code, and Article 4 of the Penal Code, all of which mandate that all citizens are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Languages: Dari |

Remedies for Violence against Women for Defense Lawyers

Author/organization: Medica Mondiale

Document description: Refers defense lawyers to those sections of the criminal and civil codes that refer to violent acts, especially violence against women. Includes two case studies and issues for discussion.

Publication date: 2004

Languages: Dari | | English |

Searching Houses and Other Places

Author/organization: Dr. Hirbod Amin Lari/GTZ

Document description: Outlines Article 38 of the Constitution, which states a person’s house cannot be searched without the court’s permission, as well as Article 18 of the Police Law and Article 32 of the Interim Criminal Procedure Code that describe how a search must be conducted.

Languages: Dari |

Searching of Things

Author/organization: Dr. Hirbod Amin Lari/GTZ

Document description: Similar to the training materials on “Searching Houses and Other Places,” these materials describe Article 17 of the Police Law, which outlines procedures for police searches.

Languages: Dari |

Use of Force

Author/organization: Dr. Hirbod Amin Lari/GTZ

Document description: Describes Articles 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 of the Police Law, which outline what kinds of weapons and when police can use those weapons and/or handcuffs against other people.

Languages: Dari |

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