APA Membership

Honorary Membership of the Afghanistan Prosecutors Association

The Afghanistan Prosecutors Association announces accepting internal and external lawyers for honorary membership. Article 28 of the Afghanistan Prosecutors Association Statute explains that real persons could receive honorary membership of the Afghanistan Prosecutors Association. In addition, article 29 of the Afghanistan Prosecutors Association on foreign citizens’ membership says, “Foreign citizen could also receive membership of the association. They shall process their requests through competent references.” Afghanistan Prosecutors Association established a statute to meet the needs and requirements of its enthusiasts. During the second general assembly of the APA, discussion occurred on membership of foreign lawyers and participants and voted to accept foreign citizens as honorary members of the association. It is worth mentioning that all internal and external lawyers who are not in the organizational structure of AGO can receive the honorary membership of the Afghanistan Prosecutors Association.

To receive honorary membership, interested applicants complete membership forms submitted to the APA reception committee. If approved, the honorary membership identity card distributed to the applicant. Article 29 of the APA Statute only mentions foreign citizens, and only foreign lawyers can receive honorary membership of the Afghanistan Prosecutors Association because prosecutors association is a legal professional institution. By attaining foreign lawyers as members, APA hopes to guarantee and increase legal and international validity of the association.