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Administrative Structure of the U.S. Federal Court

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: Duties of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Federal Judicial Center, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and the Circuit Judicial Council and Circuit Executives are discussed, as well as hiring and responsibilities of the clerks of court and other departments.

Publication date: June 2008

Languages: Dari | | English |

Anti-Harassment Policy – Colorado Judicial Branch

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: Introduction to the Colorado Judicial Branch’s anti-harassment policy and complaint procedures for employees of court offices.

Publication date: April 2007

Languages: Dari | | English |

Colorado Judicial Branch Code of Conduct

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: This document discusses Colorado’s Code of Conduct, including employees’ duties and responsibilities and sanctions.

Publication date: 12, 1994

Languages: Dari | | English |

Commercial Procedure Law: Judicial Training Course

Author/organization: Judge Shamsurahman Shams Advisor, Public Security Division; Abdul Baser Fayez Member of Research and Studies; DJanbaz Najib, Ph.D. Judicial Training Adviser, USAID Afghanistan Rule of Law Project/ USAID Afghanistan Rule of Law Project.

Document description: This course defines and discusses Afghan Commercial Law and Procedure. It outlines types of Commercial paper and transactions, and these transactions vis a vis parties and courts’ jurisdiction and appeals, and types of claims and counter-claims.

Publication date: September 2008

Languages: Dari/Pashto |

Court Administration & Case Flow Management: Key Issues for Justice System Leaders

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: Part One discusses the court system, its purposes and functions, as well as different types of systems, including inquisitorial and accusatorial models. Part Two defines court performance standards, access to justice and building public trust in the judiciary through independence and accountability. Part Three discusses case flow management and the American Bar Association’s standards relating to court caseload management. Part Four concerns planning for future court system development.

Publication date: May 26, 2008

Languages: Dari | | English |

Criminal Procedure Code: Judicial Training Course

Author/organization: Judicial Training Component, Afghanistan Rule of Law Project/United States Agency for International Development

Reviewed By: Judge Zia ul Haq Dinarkhil, Chief Judge, Nangarhar, Appeal Court/ Mohammad Haroon Mutasem, Professor, Law Faculty, Kabul University.

Document description: This course defines and discusses the Afghan Criminal Procedure Code. It outlines general principles of Criminal procedure, basic fundamentals of Criminal procedure, and general provisions of the interim Criminal Procedure code of 2004,as well as detection and investigation of crimes.

Publication date: April 2009

Languages: Dari/Pashto |

Family Law: Judicial Training Course

Author/organization: Judge Abdul Baser Fayez Member of Research and Studies Department of Supreme Court; Sayed Murad Rahi, Senior Program Coordinator, USAID/Afghanistan Rule of Law Project.

Document description: This course defines and discusses Afghan Family Law, including application of the Law and its history; the marriage contract its legal consequences and characteristics as well as alimony (maintenance), divorce ,Separation, children’s’ rights, administration of property and testament.

Publication date: May 2009

Languages: Dari/Pashto |

General Principles of Penal Law

Author/organization: Judicial Training Component, Afghanistan Rule of Law Project/Afghanistan Rule of Law Project.

Reviewed by: Judge Denar Kheel, Chief Judge, Nangarhar Province/ Mohammad Haroon Mutasem, Professor, Law Faculty, Kabul University.

Document description: This judicial training course discusses such topics as the general definitions of penal law, crimes and criminal elements, criminal liability and penalties. Hypothetical questions are also included as part of this manual.

Publication date: September 2008

Languages: Dari/Pashto |

Human Resource Management

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: This document discusses the Colorado judiciary, recruitment, employee policies and investigations and discipline.

Publication date: June 2008

Languages: Dari | | English |

International – Recognized Principles for the Enforcement of Standards of Judicial Conduct

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: A number of universal enforcement principles are described, in model codes, and international declarations as well as in the procedures adopted by individual nations and states. Model Rules for Judicial Disciplinary Enforcement are also described.

Publication date: January 2008

Languages: Dari | | English |

Introduction to the U.S. Judiciary

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: Overview of the U.S. judicial system and federal and state administrative structures.

Publication date: June 2008

Languages: Dari | | English |

Overview of the U.S. Judicial System

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: This document discusses the role of the judges and the adversary system, procedural rules and judicial discretion, case management plea bargaining and settlement.

Publication date: June 2008

Languages: Dari | | English |

Performance Appraisal

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: Includes charts and definitions regarding performance appraisals.

Publication date: June 2008

Languages: Dari | | English |

Private Penal Law

Author/organization: Judicial Training Component, Afghanistan Rule of Law Project/Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Reviewed By: Judge Mohammad Zamaan Sangari, Advisor, Criminal Dewan, Supreme Court of Afghanistan/ Mohammad Haroon Mutasem, Professor, Law Faculty, Kabul University

Document description: This course covers crimes against persons and property, including: bribery, forgery, embezzlement, assault, battery and abduction, among others. Elements of crimes are also discussed vis a vis Islamic viewpoints. Hypotheticals are provided at the end of every chapter.

Publication date: September 2008

Languages: Dari/Pashto |

Constitutional Law Training Course

Author/organization: USAID Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: This course is intended for the continuing education of judges and judicial candidates. Course objectives include principles and concepts of the 2004 Constitution of Afghanistan, and citizens’ rights and duties, as well as the role of the judiciary protecting and enforcing those rights.

Publication date: 2008

Languages: English | | Dari/Pashto Part: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Commercial Law : Judicial Training Course

Author/organization: Djanbaz Najib, PHD Judicial Training Adviser, USAID Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: This course addresses general principles of commercial transactions, the rights and obligations of buyers and sellers, international sale of goods and secured transactions. It also includes laws governing business relationships, such as agency, partnerships and joint stock ownership, as well as the incorporation, registration, liquidation and division of different types of business enterprises.

Publication date: May 2008

Languages: Dari/Pashto |

Work of the Judges

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: This course focuses on the twin philosophical pillars of judicial independence and public trust and confidence, but in the process, addresses practical issues involving the interaction of judges with the public, procedural fairness, judicial demeanor and decision writing. This course is designed to be delivered in modules of six to eleven hours, depending the number of hours available for training.

Publication date: 2008

Languages: English | | Dari & Pashto |

Legal Research

Author/organization: Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: The purpose of this course is to provide judges with the tools that they need to identify legal issues and to locate and effectively use the sources of law available to correctly decide those issues. This course is designed to be taught over an eight-hour class period.

Publication date: 2008

Languages: English | | Dari & Pashto |

Regulation of Judicial Conduct for the Judges of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Author/organization: USAID Afghanistan Rule of Law Project

Document description: Presents an overview of the Regulation of Judicial Conduct, adopted by the Supreme Court in June 2007. Provides an article-by-article review of the regulation, hypothetical case studies, and comparisons of international codes of judicial conduct.

Publication date: October 2007

Languages: Dari & Pashto | | English |

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