The High Economic Council (HEC) issued a Cabinet Resolution to the Ministry of Justice to review the establishment of the Afghanistan Financial Crimes Court (AFCC).

This critical step in the ratification of the court is the result of months of collaboration, support and guidance provided by Afghanistan’s Minister of Finance H. E. Hakimi.

In 2015, JTACC met with the Afghan Central Bank, key stakeholders in the international community, the rule of law and justice, and identified many challenges in the hearing of financial crime related cases, banking defaults and asset disposal, in the traditional Afghan Courts.

Afghanistan has a strongly codified law; the challenge has been in understanding how to apply the existing legislation, to current contracts and financial crimes cases.

To address these issues, JTACC proposed the formation of a specialized court, to hear these cases, with a judiciary trained in the prosecution and identification of financial crimes.

Following the approval of the AFCC by the HEC, the proposed institution has become a cornerstone of the country’s anti and counter corruption initiatives.