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On August 17, 2014, AJO conducted Training Program Closing and Certificate Distribution Ceremony at the end of a five days training course for ATPD prosecutros on New Criminal Procedure Code. A total of 13 Prosecutors participated in the training focusing on topics such as Detection, Prosecution, Testimony, Trial and Nullity of Proceedings. This training program was exclusibely designed for the professional members of Internal and External Security Department based in Kabul commenced from 11th to 17th August 2014. Read More..
Military strategy dominated last decade’s fight against terrorism in Afghanistan. While military strategy brought much success, arguably it may have also contributed to the radicalization of some Afghans on both sides of the Af-Pak border. It is time to focus on countering violent extremism (CVE) in Afghanistan. Read More..
26 July 2017 - AJO participated in the APPRO Presentation and Panel Discussion on Administrative Corruption presented at APPRO office. The presentation was about findings of the Citizen's Forum Against Corruption (CFAC) initiative, a partnership between APPRO and TEFA. The presentation was followed by a penal discussion on the role of civil society and its organizations in protecting citizens from extortion and a much needed dialogue between civil society and state authorities on how to combat corruption. Read More..
The Afghanistan Justice Organization (AJO) from time to time measures the perception of the Afghan people on different ongoing political and social issues. After, a roller-coaster election ride which eventually declared him winner, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is half way (30 months) through his five-year term as president. The AJO wanted to learn what Afghans think about President Ghani’s job performance mid-way, and hope that the findings in this report will inform the President to perhaps take stock and accordingly adjust his performance or not. Read More..
This book shares and analyses people's sense of threats and safety through the lens of human security. Spanning six regions of the world, it presents the accounts of people living in Afghanistan, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Mexico, and the Philippines. The chapters are based on interviews with community members, leaders and activists in individual and group settings. Their words reveal the potential power of the state is a security provider through the rule of law, but also the ways the state can undermine human security through corruption, abuse of human rights, and failure to provide necessary goods and services. The stories also suggest the potential of civil society organisations to transform the citizen-state relationship and facilitate human security.The citizen-state relationship emerges as a primary tool and indicator of human security, where context-specific protection and empowerment strategies go hand in hand.Read More..
No one group can achieve human security on their own without working with others. Coordination is essential. Human security depends on fruitful civil-military-police understanding and coordination. New generations of security sector leaders recognize that civil society is an important stakeholder for sustainable security. At the same time, many in civil society recognize the need to engage with the security sector as key stakeholders necessary for sustainable peace. Human security requires local ownership and active engagement between the security sector and civil society. Integrated training for the security sector and civil society can help identify common ground and also understand the areas where their approaches are different. This curriculum offers an innovative, first of its kind integrated civil-military-police curriculum.Read More..