Directorate of Publications
Publication Directorate is one of the Professional Directorates of Supreme Court that operates in accordance with the work direction and observing of broadcasting policy. The mentioned Directorate has Publication and Printing Departments that print and increase the required material for this organization with available facilities. Judicial magazine, balance sheet and (Khas Khparawona) of Supreme Court’s publication organization have been prepared with using facilities of the mentioned directorate. The drafts above items are finalized in “Tress” paper and, due to printing it is submitted to printing office. Working sectors of the mentioned directorate are as following:
This Department has responsibility of printing and publishing of significant judicial magazine that its history goes back to year 1930. In the mentioned magazine published the 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. Since the beginning of current year, 1000 copies of judicial magazine have been printed on monthly basis. Cooperation of educated employees and researchers that they were assisting in terms of preparing required topics based on the policy of publication and activities of the publication director, correspondence board, editors, compilers and compositor is worth mentioning.
Besides publishing of this magazine, cultural department prints balance sheet of publication organization which reflects Supreme Court’s activities and reports. Balance sheet was created on January 2006 based on suggestion of Publication Directorate, Heads of Central and Provincial Courts and approval of High Council. Every 10 days 3000 copies are published. Balance sheet publishes the items such as; news, reports, activities, performance of different judicial organization and short & informative professional subjects. Publication of balance sheet is according to its statue and it is observed. In addition, due to reflection of judicial power’s activity in fight against administrative corruption, Narcotics and reformation of Fasla Khparawona publication office, monthly it is printed in English and submitted to diplomatic address inside and outside of country.
In general both of the aforementioned publications are distributed to several references both 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.
As it has been mentioned in the above that different facilities are available for this section, such as; copy machines, Gestetner machine and other printing machines that operates without any break. Based on the requirement, different required charts and forms of sections are printed and other papers and 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 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 different references. The mentioned Directorate has 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’s official with scientific and national personalities including foreign guests and, due to publication, submit it to Bakhtar informative agency through mass media tools.
Judicial Library as the precious treasury of the judiciary also hasn’t been left harmless like other governmental institutions and has suffered countless damages. This 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 appetency of the readers. But even though there are less number 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 (6000) no of books available in national and international languages at the library.