115 New Judges to Enter Afghan Judiciary

115 graduates of the Judicial Stage training received their diplomas at the Afghanistan Supreme Court.
115 graduates of the Judicial Stage training received their diplomas at the Afghanistan Supreme Court.
USAID/Afghanistan

For Immediate Release

Thursday, September 19, 2013
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A total of 115 students received both degrees and the opportunity to serve crucial roles in the Afghanistan judiciary. Afghan and U.S. government officials attended the ceremony yesterday at which 90 male and 25 female students graduated from the 28th Round of the Judicial Stage held at the Afghanistan Supreme Court.
 
The Judicial Stage is a program that trains law, Sharia, and Madrassa graduates to become the country’s next generation of judges.
 
The student with the highest academic achievement, Farah Najibullah, declared she and her classmates, as the next generation of judges, would solemnly carry forth the noble duty of delivering justice fairly and transparently, free of corruption. 
 
Keynote commencement speaker Justice Bahaudin Baha, a member of the High Council and Acting Head of the Afghanistan Supreme Court, administered the oath to the new judges. Justice Baha then looked out at the assembled 115 just-graduated judges, cloaked in new deep green and black robes, and said each and every one of them had a duty to ensure the reputation of the judiciary was kept as crisp, clean and stain-free as their new robes.
 
The Judicial Stage is supported by a USAID program that helps to develop the human and institutional capacity of the justice sector. USAID provides technical, material, and financial support to the Stage to ensure Afghanistan’s newest judges possess the training and skills to excel at judicial service.

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