Biography of Head of the Supreme Court

Name: Sayed Yousef

Last name: Halim

Father’s name: Sayed Hussain

Date of birth: 1959

Place of birth: Nangarhar Province

School enrollment: 1964

School graduation: 1976

University entrance: 1977

University graduation: 1980

Educational Level:

 

  1. Bachelor of Law and Political Sciences, Kabul University

  2. Master of General Law, Islamic Azad University in Afghanistan

  3. Academic Rank: Qanoonpoh (Professor) in legislation field

Start Date/Year of the Job: 1985

Current Job: Chief Justice and Supreme Court Director

 

Previous Jobs and Work Experiences:

 

  1. 1364-1367: as a professional member of Criminal Law Department of Legislative Drafting and Legal Academic Research Affairs Institute

  2. 1364-1369: as a professional member of Study, Description and Training of Law Department in Legislative Drafting and Legal Academic Research Affairs Institute.

  3. 1369-1371: as a Deputy for Study, Description and Training of Law Department in Legislative Drafting and Legal Academic Research Affairs Institute, Grade 2 position

  4. 1371-1375: as a Director of Study, Description and Training of Law Department in Legislative Drafting and Legal Academic Research Affairs Institute, Grade 1 position

  5. 1376-1378: as a Deputy for Legislative Drafting and Legal Academic Research Affairs Institute, Above Grade

  6. 1377-1379: as a professional member of International and Human Rights Laws Department in Legislative Drafting and Legal Academic Research Affairs Institute, Grade 5

  7. 1379-1381: as Deputy for Legislative Drafting and Legal Academic Research Affairs Institute, Above Grade

  8. 1381-1388: as General Director of Legislative Drafting and Legal Academic Research Affairs Institute, Above Grade

  9. 1389-1390: as Deputy Minister of Justice for Administrative Affairs

  10. 1390-1393: as Professional Deputy Minister of Justice

  11. 1393-July 27, 2015- as Professional Deputy Minister of Justice and Acting Minister of Justice, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

  12. As Supreme Court Director based on decree number 48 dated January 27, 2015 of the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

 

During his employment as a government employee, he has been granted with first degree appreciation letter twice, second degree appreciation letter twice and third-degree appreciation letter three times. He has also been granted with various other appreciation letters. He has had several official trips to United States of America, Russia, Italy, Turkey, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Austria, Belgium, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Jordan, France, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, China, Holland, Qatar, Germany and South Africa for professional capacity building and exchanging experiences.

 

Language Ability:

  • Pashto (Full Competency/Fluent)

  • Dari (Full Competency/Fluent)

  • English (Medium)