One of each five members of the IECC has Ph.D and four master degrees. The candidates for the commission introduced by the Selection Committee to the president and 15 among them were chosen as commission members. The commissioners appointed to their duties following a presidential decree on September 23, 2016. The administrative board of the IECC was formed during an internal vote.
1- Mr. Abdul Aziz Aryae, Chairman
Mr. Abdul Aziz Aryae was born in 1977 in Ghozukdara, a village of Argo district of Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. Mr. Ariaey has Master Degree in Islamic Studies (Sharia) form International Islamic University in Islamabad-Pakistan in 2005. In addition, he got a Post-Graduate Diploma in Information technology (PGD-IT). Being a university student, he served as a head of the cultural affairs' of the Afghan Students' Union.
Mr. Aryae returned home land, and started his career as a University lecturer in the Faculty of Education Badakhshan-Afghanistan. In 2007, he was appointed as Alternative Livelihood Officer in Counter Narcotics Advisory Team (CNAT) a joint initiative of the US Embassy in Kabul and Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics in Badakhshan. Mr. Aryae joined Civil Service Commission as National Coach/advisor for the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs through the UNDP/ CAP Project in 2008. After a year he was appointed as Corruption Prevention Advisor in the High Office of Oversight & Anti-Corruption by USAID/TAF.
And then he joined the Ministry of Finance as Procurement Controllers coordinator and when the process of Security Transition started, he was appointed as Security Cluster Advisor to the MOI/ Policy Department through the UNDP/MBAW project and was responsible to lead, organize and coordinate the transition non security affairs with all Afghan entities and the International Security forces.
Before being appointed as Chairman of the Election Compliance Commission (ECC) he served as Vulnerability to Corruption Assessment (VCA) Team Lead for Independent Joint Anti-corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC). During 4 years of his being the VCA team lead for MEC, he could produce over 18 VCA reports which are published in
During his working period, he participated in different national and international conferences and Seminars and trainings held on Policy, Development, Procurement, Human resource Management, good governance, and Anti-corruption, in Singapore, Dubai, Delhi, Paris, and Washington DC and Malaysia.
Mr. Ariaey is able to speak, read and write in Dari, Pashto, English, Urdu, and Arabic as well as his many articles are published in deferent magazines and newspapers.
2- Humaira Haqmal, deputy of the IECC
Humaira Haqmal, daughter of Haji Nasrullah Khan, born in Kabul in 1967 and she received her bachelor in administration and diplomacy from Kabul University in 1990. She received her master in political science from Islamic Azad University in Kabul.
Haqmal served as prosecutor supervision in Paktia, women affairs director in Maidan Wardak, lecturer in political science in Kabul University, head of Afghan Sisters Association, director of political science department in Tabish University, member of High Peace Committee of Maidan Wardak, chancellor of Tabish University in Maidan Wardak, director of political science department in Mashal University, head of Afghan Women’s Foundation for Supporting Democracy, deputy head of Shaheer Importing and Exporting Company, head of Afghan-Turk Chelic Company and lecturer in Batkhtar, Dawat, Tabish and Mashal universities.
Humaira Haqmal also has research and academic works about Afghan women’s education during the Afghanistan conflict, women’s share in district councils, women’s economic rights, women’s political partnership, problems facing law enforcement Afghanistan and solutions and some other topics which published in various newspapers and magazines of the country.
Haqmal also won a prize of peace and democracy in Washington in 2009 due to her activism for women’s rights and civil society activities. She also received medals and appreciation letters on the country level from different organs. Besides her formal duties, Haqmal was also active in politics, society, academic and economic areas. She was a member of Peace Consultative Jirga and was a candidate for Wolesi Jirga from Maidan Wardak in 2010.
Haqmal was appointed as vice-president of a presidential candidate in 2014. She had active participation in international conferences and academic and civil organizations for representing women. She was able to showcase the real image of women’s life in Afghanistan to the world. Haqmal is currently the deputy head of IECC.
3- Dr. Ali Reza Rohani, IECC secretary and spokesman
Ali Reza Rohani is son of Abdul Raziq, born in Jaghori district of Ghazni province in 1969. He has bachelor in Islamic education and bachelor, master and Ph.D in modern science from Iran. He received a bachelor degree in political science and master in human rights. He has Ph.D in criminal law and is currently writing his Ph.D thesis.
Rohani also played his role in creating some organizations, universities and academic and medical centers. For example, he contributing in opening Ibni Sina University, Afghanistan Legal and Research Studies Center and Kahtemun Nabiyeen and Kateb universities.
He educated thousands of students in political science in Ibni Sina, Katbe, Khatemun Nabiyeen, Payam-I-Noor and Kabul universities as well as trained students in prosecution and defense lawyer areas via Max Planck and Hamidi Barmaki organizations.
Rohani has presented more than 20 topics based on academic and research standards to national and international seminars and published well-known domestic and foreign magazines. He played a vital role in legislative writing of Afghanistan laws including executive and criminal law, election laws, elimination violence against women law, anti-corruption law, attorney offices’ duties and responsibilities law, combatting human trafficking and kidnapping law, care of homeless children law, prevention of overspending law, the rights of people with disabilities law, social media law, children’s support law, families’ support law and Afghanistan penal code, over the last one decade.
He also has membership of Kateb and Ibni Sina universities’ academic cadres association, Ibni Sina University’s Political Science Department, Afghanistan Laws’ Reform and Compilation, Domestic Law Compilation Committee, Afghanistan Defense Lawyers’ Association, Combatting Human Trafficking and Kidnapping High Commission, member and founder of Afghanistan Legal Studies and Research Center and Legal Studies Magazine, has served as secretary of Sina medical and academic book quarterly journal and has membership of more than 14 laws’ correction, explanation and compilation.
He is also member and deputy of Independent Afghanistan Legal Assistances Board, served as advisor of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) between 2016 and 2017 and legal advisor in the presidential palace before he appointed as the IECC commissioner.
4- Ghulam Dastagir Hedayat, IECC commissioner
Ghulam Dastagir Hedayat is the son of Mohammad Alam Khan, born in 1963 in Chack district of Maidan Wardak province. He currently lives in Kabul. He enrolled in Barikot Primary School and graduated from Habibya High School in after serving in 1987 after serving in military for a period. Hedayat received his bachelor in political science from Kabul University in 1991 and received his master in criminology in Khatemun Nabiyeen University in 2014.
He has written academic articles in different areas and some of them are Islamic Human Rights, Alternative to Jail, A Minute Management, Transitional Justice in Afghanistan and a book titled ‘Time Management in Office Work’. He also written many articles about children’s awareness from law and criminal policies in Pashto and Dari languages and published in AIHRC, AGO and country’s well-known journals.
Ghulam Dastagir Hedayat had been worked in different departments between 1991 and 2016. He as served as prosecutor in AGO for equally enforcement of law, general manager of consultative audition board, legal advisor to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), manager of transitional justice program of AIHRC, head of international relations of Meshrano Jirga or upper house, head of the central zone of AIHRC, investigation head in the High Office of Oversight and Anti-corruption (HOOAC), the appellate court head in the AGO for the southern zone, member of Studies Explanation Department, in charge of general crimes appellate in AGO and some other positions relevant positions. He is the IECC commissioner since November 2016.
5- Abdul Basir Faez, IECC commissioner
Son of Ghulam Sarwar, Faez was born in 1969 in Badakhshan’s Kisham district. He completed 12th class from Imam Abu Hanifa Madrassa and got bachelor degree in Jurisprudence and Law from Kabul University’s Sharia Faculty. Faez completed his master degree in General Rights from Khatamo Nbien University. He completed practical training programme and specializations such as judicial training in Supreme Court, Specialization in civil law, trade and punishment, civil jurisdiction principles, Criminal and commercial court principles at the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO).
In addition Faez worked in different government organizations for 18-year. He worked as legislative affairs expert at the Presidential Palace and served in different departments of the Supreme Court, Afghanistan Telecommunication sector and Afghanistan’s Academy of Sciences. He also serves as instructor during his specialization programme at Supreme Court.
Faez participated in educational programs in foreign countries which included civil law program in Paris, book preparation studies in Special International Law in France International Studies Institute and another programme in Finland for coordination in judicial and prosecution organs.
He wrote and published hundreds of educational and research articles. Besides Pashto and Dari languages Faez has strong grip on Arabic and English languages and currently serve as member of the IECC.

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