Biography of the Attorney General

Biography of Mohammad Farid Hamidi, the Attorney General of Afghanistan

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Mohammad Farid Hamidi was born in 1964 at Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. His Excellency completed the elementary education at the local school. Then entered the National Police Academy of Afghanistan and graduated from the Criminal Justice Faculty as an undergraduate student. Mr. Faridi then went to Kabul University and obtained a Bachelor of Art (BA) in Law and Political Sciences. Later, he graduated from the Islamic Azad University with a Master of Art (MA) degree in criminology.

These educational and experimenting periods have had a lasting impact on Mr. Hamidi's future and introduced him to the depths of the social, political and legal problems of Afghan people. In the shadow of these total social and cultural conditions, a commitment was fostered to him, and made him interested and engaged in social, political and cultural affairs forever. His continuous activities in the field of education, ensuring justice and rule of law, was just the beginning of Mr. Hamid’s enlightened future. By reviewing his biography, we can easily found his interest, breadth of thought and depth of his commitment and activates. Such kind of enriched and productive life story shows the scientific character and moral commitment of him toward human, Islamic and national values of the country and people of this land.

Activities and Functions

In 2002, based on the decree of the Interim President, Hamid Karzai, Mr. Hamidi was appointed as a member of the Loya Jirga Election Commission and responsible for four provinces (Kandahar, Zabul, Helmand, Uruzgan). Meanwhile, he was appointed as an interim Secretary of the Emergency Loya Jirga. In 2002, he was appointed by the head of the interim administration as a member of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. Mr. Hamidi, along with these duties, was elected as a member of the Electoral Complaints Commission in 2005, following the order of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and worked for more than a year. In addition, Mr. Hamidi served on the basis of the separate Presidential Decrees of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, as a member of the State Accountability Committee for International Covenants and the Universal Periodic Review Reporting Committee.

Despite performing successfully his duties and functions on the aforementioned posts, Mr. Hamidi has served as the adviser of the Ministry of Youth Affairs. Also, He has served as President of the Presidential Advisory Board for the appointment of senior government officials for six years, according to the presidential decree of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In 2014, he was appointed by the international organization "Asia-Pacific" as the Ambassador for Prohibition of Torture in Afghanistan.

Numerous scientific and investigative papers in the field of law and politic have been published in prestigious journals and magazines from Mr. Hamidi, such as Modernization in Afghanistan, Rule of Law and Law and Judicial Reforms.

Participate in International Conferences

 Mohammad Farid Hamidi participated in numerous national and international conferences on rule of law, elections, judicial reform, and civil administration and good governance, and has delivered landmark speeches.

Mr. Hamidi's invitation to international conferences and delivering his speeches on there shows that he has the necessary scientific capacity in the field of law and sufficient scientific capacity to address fundamental issues in this