Judicial System fails to gain people’s trust in 10 years: Karzai
Thu Jul 19, 11:04 am
President Karzai says, due to too many problems in the court systems of Afghanistan people are asking for Jirgha assemblies to be called, or as they are called in Dari, “Orfs”, for justice.
Karzai spoke at the inauguration ceremony of Afghan Women Judges Association held in Kabul spoke about the Afghan court systems and the challenges that the country still faces in achieving true equity in Afghanistan’s judicial system.
Karzai spoke about progress his government has made in different sections, but confessed that during the past ten years the government was not able to satisfy peoples’ jurisdictions matters, and so people in many parts of Afghanistan were still using Jirgha’s, or Orfs, for local jurisprudence.
He says, after the year 2014 if Afghan government puts more effort on aspects like sustaining justice, security and services to people, no foreign country will be able to interfere in Afghanistan’s affairs.
Meanwhile Abdul Sallam Azemi, acting director of the Supreme Court, called on Judges to strongly promise to fight against corruption.
This confession matters due to chaos in the Afghanistan judicial system. Corruption in courts has caused people to refer to the Taliban, which usually preside over the Orfs, for seeking justice instead of referring to government courts especially in unsecure regions.