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IOM assists Afghan gov't to strengthen rule of law in NE provinces
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21:39, September 02, 2008

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided a grant to help Afghanistan government improve judiciary, law and order in the country's northeastern provinces of Kunduz, Badakhshan and Takhar, a press of the body said Tuesday.

"Supporting the Rule of Law, IOM's Support to Provincial Governance (SPG) program has awarded a EURO 219,463 grant (around 318,221 U.S. dollars) to an initiative designed to strengthen the rule of law in the northeast provinces of Kunduz, Takhar and Badakhshan," the press release added.

The initiative is co-funded by the European Union and the Government of Germany, it further said.

Justice system, according to the press release is fragile in the mentioned provinces and the support would enable the government to strengthen judiciary there in the provinces.

"This initiative will enable legal institutions to contribute towards peace and stability, an essential cornerstone towards Afghanistan's sustainable development," the press release emphasized.

The project will enable 225 law professionals including judges, prosecutors and attorneys to receive training on key legislative matters such as fair trials and family law, the press release further said.

Italy has been playing leading role in improving justice system in the post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Source:Xinhua



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