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Afghanistan

Law on Processing, Publishing and Enforcing Legislative Documents (AF0002)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Justice (MoJ)

Support Institution(s): National Assembly, Relevant CSOs, private sector, Law Practitioners Union, Afghanistan Independent Bar Association

Policy Areas

Legislation & Regulation, Legislature, Lobbying, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?: LPPELD is a law which includes the step-by-step articulations of how a bill should be drafted, processed and turned in to law in Afghanistan. This means that all legislations should be developed and processed based on LPPELD. Unfortunately however, the LPPELD does not include a layer based on which the bills should be consulted with CSOs on behalf of the citizens. Given the notion that what affects public lives should be consulted with public is undermined in the legislation development processes in Afghanistan. This existence can lead to development and passage of laws which can negatively impact public lives and well-being, including social inclusion and rule of law.; What is the commitment?: To remedy this shortcoming, the ministry of justice has been mandated in the Open Government Partnership meetings to amend LPPELD with a purpose to allow CSOs in the scrutiny of all bills. It is expected by amendment of LPPELD CSOs will gain a platform to participate in the scrutiny of all bills in Afghanistan thereby ensuring that the voices of public are represented in the legislative process, ultimately strengthening the rule of law. To do so, the ministry of justice of Afghanistan will take the LPPELD to a consultative meeting with CSO’s in order to identify at what stage of the bill development the CSOs should be involved for scrutiny. Taking the CSOs consultations into account, amendments to the LPPELD will be prepared and put into discussion in the legislative committee meeting of the cabinet. Upon approval of LPPELD by the cabinet, it will be presented to and endorsed by the parliament of the country.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: The amendment of LPPELD as mentioned above will ensure the CSOs long-lasting participation in the legislation making processes in the country, thereby bridging the gap between the public and government, strengthening the rule of law and values of participatory democracy.; Why the commitment is relevant to OGP values?: This commitment represents public participation, holds the legislative process accountable and ensures transparency in the legislation making processes.; Additional information: This commitment will be funded by Ministry of Justice. This commitment is in line with MoJ’s Justice Sector National Reform Program


Afghanistan's Commitments

  1. Mechanism of Public Partnership in Inspection Process

    AF0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  2. Law on Processing, Publishing and Enforcing Legislative Documents

    AF0002, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  3. Courts to Address Violence Against Women

    AF0003, 2017, Gender

  4. Public-Police Partnership Councils

    AF0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. Registering Assets of Government Officials

    AF0005, 2017, Asset Disclosure

  6. Scheme for Establishing Health Service Accreditation Entity

    AF0006, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. Urban Improvement National Policy

    AF0007, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  8. Protection Policy for Women Under Conflict and Emergency Situations

    AF0008, 2017, Gender

  9. Civil Society Monitoring Plan for Education and Higher Education

    AF0009, 2017, Education

  10. Plan for the Establishment of a Joint Committee Overseeing the Implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy

    AF0010, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  11. Strengthen the Information Mechanism in 60 Governmental Agencies

    AF0011, 2017, Capacity Building

  12. Implementing Open Contracting

    AF0012, 2017, E-Government

  13. Public Participation in Road Network Projects

    AF0013, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport