Supreme Court’s Administration and Finance Director Mohammed Sayed Hosravi receives the case filing materials from a representative of the U.S. Government-funded project.
In the ceremony outside the Supreme Court Building in Kabul yesterday, representatives of the Afghan Supreme Court and the U.S. Government-funded project took part in the official hand over of case filing materials essential to tracking the cases filed in the Afghan court system. A total of 240,000 case file jackets are handed over to the courts nationwide, including the Afghanistan Supreme Court and the Kabul Anti-Corruption Tribunals. Those case filing materials will be used in conjunction with the Afghanistan Court Administration System (ACAS), a case information management system that was jointly developed by the Supreme Court and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
In 2007, President Hamid Karzai approved the use of ACAS in all the courts of Afghanistan. Prior to ACAS, the Afghan judiciary was challenged by inconsistencies in case registration, management, and record-keeping procedures. With ACAS, every filed case is assigned a unique case number and includes case index cards that make it easier for litigants, attorneys, court administration, and interested citizens to find and track the case information. Upon the receipt of case filing materials, the Supreme Court’s Administration and Finance Director, Mohammed Sayed Hosravi expressed appreciation for the continuous efforts of the United States in strengthening and improving the judicial system in Afghanistan.
USAID’s RLS – Formal project is designed to develop the human and institutional capacity of the justice sector, increase access to justice, particularly women, and promote public demand for the rule of law in Afghanistan.