Draft Administrative Court Procedure Law for Afghanistan finalised

Afghan Drafting Committee meets experts in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and New Delhi, India, to complete its works

From 15 until 18 October and 7 until 10 December 2017, the Max Planck Foundation conducted the third and fourth meeting in 2017 of the drafting committee for an Administrative Court Procedure Law for Afghanistan in Dushanbe and New Delhi. Representatives of the legislative department of the Afghan Ministry of Justice, the Supreme Court, the Office of the Second Vice President, and of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) participated in these conferences. After the succesful agreement on a Draft Administrative Procedure Law in July in Heidelberg, the two sessions on the finalisation of a Draft Administrative Court Procedure Law marked another substantial step forward, since the drafting committee was able to agree also on a final draft of this law in New Delhi.

These two consultancies focused on the remaining provisions related to admissibility of actions before the administrative courts, definitions, and enforcement of judgements.

The Max-Planck-Foundation assists the Afghan authorities in the drafting of innovative legislation for the country’s administration by providing technical and legal advice. Besides the Foundation’s research fellows and national legal experts, Karl-Peter Sommermann, Professor at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, contributed to the discussions.

The consultancy activities conclude the project “Improving Afghan Administrative Law III”, which was funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Max Planck Foundation from 2015 to 2017.