Resolute Support hosts legal conference with Afghan partners

24 Nov 2015
KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 24, 2015) — Resolute Support Essential Function-3, Law and Defense Institute for International Legal Studies, conducted its third intensive-training rule of law conference at the Ministry of Defense in Kabul.

The conference hosted approximately 100 Afghan legal professionals from the Ministry of Defense’s General Staff legal directorate, appellate court, primary courts, criminal investigation department (CID), and Afghan Legal School. The law of armed conflict, rules of engagement, the U.S. Leahy Amendment, and counter corruption were the focus of the conference.

American and Afghan instructors of the Afghan National Army Legal School, CID, prosecutor’s office, attorney general’s office and presidential palace participated in the five-day conference.

Although the Rule of Law team actively advises Ministry of Defense legal professionals in their daily legal work, the conference allowed the instructors to provide valuable mentorship to the attendees in concentrated instructions on the rule of law.

The Afghan National Army officers at the conference learned critical lessons on the rule of law, which greatly enhances their abilities to advise their senior leaders.

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