New system introduced for transparency in judicial cases
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): An electronic system preventing corruption and keep transparency in cases of convicts has been activated in western Heart province, an official said Tuesday.
The program, launched by Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP), was begun three years ago in judicial organs and police headquarters of Herat province but was formally inaugurated today.
Samiuddin Rahin, head of Herat appellate attorney, during the inauguration ceremony said the electronic system would help register all criminal cases from detection of a crime to punishing the criminal.
He said that preventing corruption, keeping transparency in criminal cases, addressing cases on time, observing criminals’ rights and managing all documents in judicial organs were the facilities that the new system provides.
Rahin said: “In the past, we were using old system which took long time to address cases, but the new system offers more transparency, prevent corruption and address cases on time.”
This system would be activated throughout the country to ensure transparency in judicial organs.
Provincial appeal court head Sayed Abdul Ghaffar Zubair told Pajhwok Afghan News that in the past relatives and friends of convicts and media did not access to complete information about a case but now they can have access through their website and see the operations of judicial organs, attorneys and police.
This service can also inform judicial officials in the central government about their operations, Zubair added.
Herat court has addressed 4,000 cases including murders, kidnap, violence against women, harassing and torturing, sexual assaults and armed robbery cases from the start of this year, he said.
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