WJ rejects Anisa as Supreme Court member

KABUL (Pajhwok): Anisa Rasouli, the member-designate for the Supreme Court, failed to win vote of confidence from the Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament.
On July 1, the government introduced nominees for the Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) and Supreme Court to the Wolesi Jirga.
Anisa Rasouli while explaining her plans to the lawmakers today said she would improve meritocracy, maintain justice and basic rights of citizens, preventing inference in judicial affairs and trying to ensure equality between individuals.
She stressed on fighting corruption and said that judges should be independent in making decisions under law. Judges should be completely neutral in addressing cases and nothing should affect their decisions, Rasouli added.
Of 193 lawmakers present in the session, 88 voted in favor of Anisa Rasouli while sShe required 97 votes to win the membership.
It was the first time an Afghan female nominated for the membership of Afghanistan Supreme Court.
Anisa Rsouli is the daughter of Mohammad Alam. She was born in 1967 in Parwan province.
She was graduated from Aysha Durani High School and received her bachelor in judicial and prosecution from Kabul University in 1987. Rasouli received her master degree in penal law and criminology from Islamic Azad University of Iran in 2014.
She worked as an administrative officer of the audit department at Supreme Court, served as member of the penal cases section of the research department at Supreme Court.
Rasouli also worked as judge in public security, head of children appellant court in Kabul, lecturer of legal issues at the Ministry of Women Affairs in Herat, Balkh, Badakhshan, Parwan and Kunduz provinces.
She received several awards and prizes during her duties.

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