Supreme Court of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Victims Unknown
Location Kabul, Afghanistan
Died Unknown
Known for Unknown
Criminal penalty Unknown

Introduction

The Supreme Court of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is the court of last resort of the Taliban's justice system and—since the 2021 fall of Kabul—of Afghanistan. The court was established during the Taliban's first regime in the 1990s and was maintained throughout the Taliban insurgency after the 2001 fall of Kabul. The current chief justice is Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, who was appointed in 2016 after the previous chief justice, Hibatullah Akhundzada, was named Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.


Functions

The supreme court appoints all appellate and city court judges in Afghanistan. 69 appointments to lower courts were made on 15 December 2021.


List of chief justices

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