Afghanistan Independent Bars Association (AIBA)
The Independent Bar Association of Afghanistan (the Association) was established in accordance with the Law on the Official Publication of Lawyers (1). Prior to the establishment of the Association as the regulating body of law in the country, this was carried out by the Ministry of Justice. In Afghanistan, defense law has a 4-year history. 1 Thor published. It was followed by the Defender's Law of Year 2, which was then published by converting the word government to Emirate and Decorating and shortening some sentences to the same name (Defender's Law). Later, in the decree of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, issued on 5/8/13, the law on defense lawyers was introduced in five chapters and five articles. Adopt an independent Bar Association. For the first time, the general assembly of the Association, dated Assad, is approved by lawyers throughout the country at the Intercontinental Hotel and within the first two days of the Association's Statute, the Board of Directors and Supervisory Board members are elected in a free, secret and transparent manner within two days. The Association began as an independent, non-political and nongovernmental body. Currently, the Independent Association of Afghan Lawyers has about 4 members, about 5% of whom are female. The head office of the Independent Afghan Bar Association is located in Kabul and has regional offices in the following provinces: Balkh, Herat, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Helmand and Bamyan provinces.
The Afghan Independent Bar Association and its members are committed to excellent leadership and effective use of their resources for the purpose of defending human rights and combating any discrimination based on race, sex, language, color, disability, or socio-economic status to enhance citizen access. Afghanistan is about justice, developing the rule of law for citizens, raising citizens' awareness of basic rights, and upgrading the capacity of members of the independent Afghan Bar Association to do better.
The Independent Bar Association, as a professional body regulating defense attorneys in the country, has the following missions to serve defense lawyers, the justice system, and the citizens of the country:
- Commitment to respect and enhance human rights in accordance with the rule of law in Afghanistan.
- Strengthening a secure and sustainable community by providing a fair and accountable legal system.
- Providing training programs for lawyers to improve the competence and efficiency of their attorneys in line with the high standards of conduct.
- Raising public awareness of their fundamental rights and the process of dealing with the formal justice system.
- Providing free counsel to the poor.See more