Eight representatives of Ghazni province branch of the Afghan Justice Ministry came to Warsaw for a seven-day study visit (22-28 October 2012). Representatives of the Afghan justice sector visited the Polish Ministry of Justice, where they learnt about alternative dispute resolution, the institution of mediation and Polish solutions in the field of land registers. The guests also met with the First President of the Supreme Court and heads of the Court’s main Chambers: the Civil Chamber, the Military Chamber and the Labour Law, Social Security and Public Affairs Chamber. In the Supreme Court, the participants carried out a comparative analysis of the Polish and Afghan legal systems.
During the meeting at the Office of the Human Rights Defender, the Afghan visitors learnt about the competencies and duties of the Human Rights Defender, and were given an insight into the handling of complaints. In the Land Surveying and Cadastre Office of the City of Warsaw, the delegation members found out what is a land, buildings and premises register and how it operates. The study visit also included a discussion at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs about Polish solutions to the problem of the property left beyond the Bug River after World War II.