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  1. Afghanistan - Criminal and penal law - 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 - Criminal and penal law - 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

  3. Afghanistan - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  4. Afghanistan - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014 | AFG-2014-L-99021

  5. Afghanistan - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  6. Afghanistan - Criminal and penal law - 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

  7. Afghanistan - Criminal and penal law - 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

  8. Afghanistan - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  9. Afghanistan - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code 1976. - Legislation on-line

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


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