Afghanistan has joined three other countries in adopting a United Nations (UN) policy tool aimed at strengthening public confidence in judicial institutions.
A list of more than 300 drug smugglers and traffickers has been sent to the Supreme Court for appropriate legal action, a special attorney said on Tuesday.
In a shocking incident, which bears testimony to how insecure Indian capital city has become for foreign women, a 23-year-old Afghan woman was sexually assaulted at a leading New Delhi hospital.
A large number of prosecutors, lawyers, human rights experts, police officers, religious scholars and women’s rights activists participated in a day-long seminar organized by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in central Bamyan province on Tuesday.
Afghanistan continues to be a source, transit and destination country for men, women and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking, according to the latest report from the U.S. government.
If reports are to be believed, the firefight at a marriage party in northern Baghlan province on Sunday night resulted from a heated argument over bacha bazi (pedophilia).
Sayed Yousuf Halim has been nominated as the chief justice of Afghanistan’s supreme court and is expected to be introduced before parliament for confidence vote soon.
A Kabul-based journalist was allegedly assaulted by the security guards of the second deputy speaker of parliament on Wednesday.
Women’s rights activists in western Herat province have called for special courts to hear the cases of violence against women, especially the cases pertaining to domestic violence.
National Directorate of Security (NDS), the premier security and intelligence agency of the Afghan government, thwarted a kidnapping plot in southern Kandahar province.