The High Council of the Supreme Court Sessions Report
The High Council of the Supreme Court held its regular session on March 23, 2021, presided over by H.E. Sayed Yousuf Halim, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and discussed the agenda items. The most important approvals and resolutions which have been adopted in the sessions are reported as below:
- The work result of the joint technical team of the Supreme Court and the Non-Tax Revenue Department of the Ministry of Finance on the standardization of security deeds was heard. The new design of the deeds was reviewed and after due consideration and amendments in terms of simplicity, included information, form, type and required columns which would prevent forgery and fraud, it was approved.
- In accordance with the applicable laws, necessary instructions were provided regarding the instruction-demand of the Kabul Appellate Court pertaining to the preparation of the expropriated land deeds in accordance with the Regulation on Linear Land Expropriation Projects, the instruction-demand of the Public Land Usurpation Appellate Court concerning the civil and criminal aspects of land usurpation cases, the instruction-demand of the Ministry of Finance on determining the competent court in hearing the perishable goods trafficking cases, the Badghis Appellate Court’s instruction-demand regarding the authority to assign judges to hear overruled cases, and the instruction-demand of the Government Cases Directorate asking the court to grant an eviction order regarding a state-owned property in Bamiyan.
- Some civil and criminal cases were also included in the agenda, as to which necessary instructions were provided. Furthermore, at the request of the Attorney General’s Office, the authority to try 32 criminal cases was delegated to the Appellate Courts of Laghman, Takhar, Kapisa, Khost, Ghazni and Nimroz.