Publication Directorate

 

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Publication Directorate is one of the Professional organizations of Supreme Court that operates in accordance with the work direction and observance of broadcasting policy. The Publication and Printing Departments print and increase the required material with available facilities for the judicial magazine and balance sheet (Khas Khparawona). Working sectors of the Publication Directorate are as follows:            

Cultural Department

This organization has responsibility of printing and publishing the judicial magazine with history going back to 1930. The magazine publishes issues, such as approvals of High Council due to extension of judicial procedure, legal and judicial subjects, presidential decrees, and required rules and regulations of courts which are highly valuable in terms of professional/legal knowledge of judicial and administrative officials. Over 1000 copies of the judicial magazine are printed on a monthly basis. Cooperation of educated employees and researchers assist in terms of preparing required topics based on the policy of publication and activities of the publication director, correspondence board, editors, compilers and compositors.

Besides publishing the judicial magazine, the Cultural Department prints a balance sheet of the publication organization which reflects Supreme Court’s activities and reports. The balance sheet was created on January 2006 based on suggestion of the Publication Directorate, Heads of Central and Provincial Courts and approval of the High Council. Every 10 days, 3000 copies are published. The balance sheet publishes items such as news, reports, activities, performance of different judicial organizations, and short and informative professional subjects. Publication of the balance sheet is according to its statute. In addition, the balance sheet includes reflection of judicial power’s activity in fight against administrative corruption, narcotics and reformation of Fasla Khparawona publication office, and is printed each month in English and submitted to diplomatic addresses inside and outside of Afghanistan.             

In general, both judicial magazine and balance sheet are distributed inside and outside of the Supreme Court, including provincial courts. Print and publication of some other articles including approvals of all-courts seminars and other professional books, upon direction of the Chief Justice, are also among duties of this department.

Printing Department:

The Printing Department includes different facilities to provide copy machines, Gestetner duplicating machine, and other printing machines that operate without any break. Based on the requirement, different required charts and forms of sections are printed and other documents are copied. In addition, different collections of magazines, newspapers, and incoming books of Supreme Court’s professional sections are printed, officials’ record files and repairing of library’s text books will be printed based on the request of the Personnel Directorate.

In addition, Publication Directorate is responsible to organize parties due to different religious and national occasions and prepare Supreme Court’s congratulation cards regarding the occasion and submit them to official requesters. The Directorate has a key role in conducting the following events, such as; judicial seminars and conferences, preparing the relevant news of High Council meetings that reflects Supreme Court’s activities, organizing official meetings of H.E. Chief Justice, and other Supreme Court official with scientific and national personalities including foreign guests and, due to publication, submit to the national news agency, Bakhtar, through mass media tools.   

Judicial Library

Judicial Library is the precious treasury of the judiciary; unfortunately, the library has suffered countless damage due to years of conflict in Afghanistan. The Judicial Library was one of the most important libraries of the capital in terms of quality and quantity of books and with thousands of books available, it was responsive to all the needs of judiciary personnel and it could fulfil the appetite of the readers. Although there are less numbers of scientific, investigative, legal and Sharia books available, it is still ready for use and in the access of judges and administrative personnel. There are over 6000 books available in national and international languages within the library.