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  1. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code, 2017. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-05-15 | AFG-2017-L-105003

    The Gazette announces that the final text of the Penal Code will be published soon. The revised Penal Code contains provisions on crimes against humanity, war crimes, human trafficking, sexual harassment and prohibition of the practice of Bacha bazi.

  2. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Access to Information (02/10/1393) [2014] (G. No 1156). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-11-27 | AFG-2014-L-99025

  3. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Human Rights Support Regulation (26/06/1393) [2014] (G.No. 1148). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-09-17 | AFG-2014-R-99024

    Formalizes the mandate of the Human Rights Support Unit (HRSU) under the authority of the Ministry of Justice.

  4. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Elections (15/05/1392) [2014]. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-06 | AFG-2014-L-95673

  5. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Prevention of Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crimes (05/01/1393) [2014]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-25 | Date of entry into force: 2014-07-23 | AFG-2014-L-99022

  6. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Presidential Decree amending Article 26 of the Criminal Procedure Code (23/01/1393) [2014] (No. 137). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-05-05 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-05 | AFG-2014-L-99020

    The Law amends article 26 which introduced a controversial provision into the law which would potentially allow abusers to avoid having to testify in the court for offences in the home. The draft text included "relatives of the accused" among a list of people who "cannot be questioned as witnesses" in criminal proceedings. This provision was adopted but did not receive a presidential signature and the law was sent back to the Ministry of Justice to modify article 26. The Presidential Decree which amended the Criminal Procedure Code allows relatives of the accused person to testify against them but also the possibility to refuse that they testify. The amendment of the text can be found in the last few pages of the PDF of this document.

  7. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Code of Conduct of Security Forces in Election Process (2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014 | AFG-2014-R-95662

  8. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014 | AFG-2014-L-99021

  9. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Organization and Jurisdiction of the Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, (15/07/1392) [2013]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-30 | AFG-2013-L-95663

  10. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral Law. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2010-08-16 | AFG-2010-L-86577

    Chapter 1 - General Provisions
    Chapter 2 - Constituencies
    Chapter 3 - Voters and Candidates
    Chapter 4 - Presidential Elections
    Chapter 5 - Wolesi Jirga Elections
    Chapter 6 - Meshrano Jirga
    Chapter 7 - Provincial Council Elections
    Chapter 8 - District Council Elections
    Chapter 9 - Village Council Elections
    Chapter 10 - Municipal Mayor Elections
    Chapter 11 - Municipal Council Elections
    Chapter 12 - Conduct of Elections
    Chapter 13 - Complaints, Electoral Violations
    Chapter 14 - Miscellaneous

  11. Afghanistan - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) Strategic Plan of Action 1389-1392 (2010-2013). - English translation

    Adoption: 2010-03 | AFG-2010-M-90417

    This Strategic Plan for 1389-1392 (2010-2013) provides a multi-year, overarching framework for carrying out the AIHRC's mission. It is oriented towards achieving the vision of a just, democratic and developed society where human rights are respected and protected.

  12. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) Law, 2009 (Presidential Decree No. 91 of 20 July 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-07-20 | AFG-2009-L-102060

    The Law was passed by Presidential Decree on the 20th of July 2009. It provides protection for women against violence as well as forced marriages, under-age marriages and polygamous relationships.

    As at 2016, the EVAW Law had not yet been approved in parliament.

  13. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on Non-Interference in the Electoral Affairs of Elections, 1388 [2009]. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2009-05-20 | AFG-2009-R-86576

    Decree to provide measures to ensure free and fair elections during the 2009 election campaign.

  14. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law Countering Abduction and Human Trafficking and Smuggling (1387/04/25) [2008]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-07-14 | AFG-2008-L-105008

  15. Afghanistan - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Afghanistan National Development Strategy - Executive Summary 1387-1391 (2008-2013).

    Adoption: 2008 | AFG-2008-M-79333

    The Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) is a Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)- based plan that serves as Afghanistan's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP). It is underpinned by the principles, pillars and benchmarks of the Afghanistan Compact.

  16. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Law (No. 35 of 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-02 | AFG-2007-L-78309

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Recruitment and Employment Contract
    Chapter III - Hours of Work
    Chapter IV - The Right to Rest and Leave
    Chapter V - Wages
    Chapter VI - Vocational Training and Skill Development of Service Employees
    Chapter VII - Labour Rules and Standards
    Chapter VIII - Labour Standards and Discipline
    Chapter IX - Financial Responsibility of Employees
    Chapter X - Provision of Health and Occupational Safety Conditions
    Chapter XI - Women and Youth Work
    Chapter XII - Work related disputes
    Chapter XIII - Social Protection
    Chapter XIV - Miscellaneous Provisions.

    Also Repeals the Labour Code published in Official Gazette No. 790 dated 22, Rajab 1420 Islamic lunar year 01/11/1999).

  17. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    President Decree No. 94 of 2007 endorsing the Labour Law.

    Adoption: 2007-01-17 | AFG-2007-R-86541

    Approves the adoption of the 2007 Labour Law.

  18. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Environmental Law, 2005. (قانون محیط زیست) - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2005-12 | Date of entry into force: 2005-12-18 | AFG-2005-L-86573

    Provides for the management of issues relating to rehabilitation of the environment and the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, living organisms and non-living organisms.

  19. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on the Structure, Duties and Mandate of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (No. 3471). (قانون تشکیل ، وظایف و صلاحیت های کمیسیون مستقلحقوق بشر افغانستان) - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2005-05-14 | Date of entry into force: 2005-05-12 | AFG-2005-L-86567

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - The Structure of the Commission
    Chapter III - Duties and Mandate of the Commission
    Chapter IV - Miscellaneous

  20. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law Regulating Telecommunication Services, 2005. (قانون تنظیم خدمات مخابراتی) - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2005 | AFG-2005-L-86574

    Provides for the promotion and development of telecom services, regulates and supervise the telecom market, guides the relationship between the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) and Operators or Service Providers, Users and other interested parties in this country.

  21. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Political Parties Law 2005. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2005 | AFG-2005-L-86578

    Governs the establishment, functioning etc. of political parties.

  22. Afghanistan - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Afghanistan, 1382 (2004) (قانون اساسی افغانستان) - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2004-01-04 | AFG-2004-C-66413

    Chapter one: The State
    Chapter two: Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens
    Chapter three: The President
    Chapter four: The Government
    Chapter five: The National Assembly
    Chapter six: The Loya Jirga
    Chapter seven: The Judiciary
    Chapter eight: The Administrative Division
    Chapter nine: The State of Emergency
    Chapter ten: Amendments
    Chapter eleven: Miscellaneous Provisions
    Chapter twelve: Transitional Provisions

  23. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Interim Criminal Procedure Code for Courts. (قانون اجراآت جزایی مؤقت محاکم) - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2004 | AFG-2004-L-86570

    Chapter 1 - General Provisions
    Chapter 2 - Common Provisions for the Suspect and the Accused
    Chapter 3 - Reporting of Crimes and Role of the Saranwal
    Chapter 4 - Jurisdiction of the Courts
    Chapter 5 - Duties and Jurisdiction of Judicial Police
    Chapter 6 - Investigation Performed by the Saranwal
    Chapter 7 - Notification of the Deeds and Representation During the Investigations
    Chapter 8 - The Trial
    Chapter 9 - Appeal Procedure
    Chapter 10 - Recourse to the Supreme Court
    Chapter 11 - Review of Court Sentences
    Chapter 12 - Execution of Courts' Final Decisions
    Chapter 13 - Conditional Release
    Chapter 14 - Problems of Execution
    Chapter 15 - Miscellaneous Provisions

  24. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Presidency of the Interim Administration of Afghanistan on the Establishment of an Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, 2002. - Unofficial English Translation

    Adoption: 2002-06-06 | AFG-2002-R-86568

    Establishes the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). Sets out its functions and composition.

  25. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 103 of the Presidium of the Revolutionary Council of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan to adopt the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 1987-06-11 | AFG-1987-R-6702

    The ordinance includes seven sections devoted to definitions and general principles of social law.
    The Code contains 178 sections divided into 17 chapters as follows:
    1. General provisions
    2. Collective Agreement
    3. Employment and Labour Contract
    4. Vocational Training, Raising of Skill and Apprenticeship
    5. Hours of Work
    6. Right to Rest and Leave
    7. Wages
    8. Labour Standards
    9. Labour Discipline
    10. Worker's Financial Responsibility
    11. Provision of Health and Occupational Safety Standards
    12. Work of women and young people
    13. Labour disputes
    14. Trade Unions, Traders, Guilds, Workers Participation in Labour and Production Management
    15. Social security
    16. Inspection and Control of Compliance with Work-related Legislative Documents
    17. Final Provisions

  26. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Council of Ministers concerning the organisation (administration) of commercial plants.

    Adoption: 1985-06-05 | AFG-1985-R-4055

    Consists of 55 sections covering general rules, capital, financial affairs, administrative organs, obligations, jurisdiction, accounting and reporting affairs, reorganisation, dissolution, liquidation, etc.

  27. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the Executive Body of the Revolutionary Council concerning the application of the Law pertaining to Local Authorities and Government Agencies.

    Adoption: 1985-06-03 | AFG-1985-R-4053

    The Law consists in 99 sections, covering, inter alia, general rules, election of local councils, obligations and jurisdictions of the councils and people's representatives, organisation, and executive committees.

  28. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree containing model by-laws for profit-making limited liability companies.

    Adoption: 1985-03-11 | AFG-1985-R-4052

    Covers purpose of formation, executive organs, shareholders, ordinary and extraordinary meetings, capital, financial and accounting matters, etc.

  29. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree to amend section 20 of the Law concerning private domestic and foreign investment.

    Adoption: 1983-11-10 | AFG-1983-R-5116

    Gives the composition and functions of the committee on change of investments.

  30. Afghanistan - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree issuing Regulations pertaining to punitive actions against judges.

    Adoption: 1983-09-07 | AFG-1983-R-5115

    Deals with negligence of judges in discharging their duties and engaging in investigations; covers punishable offences, competent authorities to deal with cases, findings, etc.

  31. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code 1976. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1976-09-22 | AFG-1976-L-105007

  32. Afghanistan - General provisions - Law, Act

    Foreign and Domestic Private Investment Law, 1974.

    Adoption: 1974-06-10 | AFG-1974-L-59882

    Seeks to encourage, protect, guide and control private investment. Provides for characteristics of desirable investment; qualifications of private investments; scope of private investments; benefits and prerogatives; proper use of benefits; capital, profit and debt service repatriation; licensing fees for patents and know-how; non-discrimination according to nationality of capital; evaluation of investment in kind and intangibles; repatriation of expatriate salaries; equal treatment of foreign and Afghan nationals; accounting and auditing; sale of shares; transfer of proceeds of sale of shares and of liquidation; limitation of foreign equity; government purchase of local products; expropriation; disputes; investment committee composition and operation; and single license and import-export restrictions.


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