Appoint palace ombudsperson

Completed Start Date 24 Nov 2018 End Date 30 Mar 2019

Based on Decree No 56 of the Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Palace Ombudsperson was established on 10 August 2019, and Ms Ghezal Haris was appointed as the Director of the Ombudsperson Office. The Decree states that the office is established to effectively fight against corruption and oversee performances of government high-ranking officials through receiving complaints.

The Ombudsperson of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has membership in the High Council for Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption and is on the verge of developing law for the office in coordination with other relevant agencies. The Ombudsperson Office has finalized its organizational chart so far and has also recruited a number of staff members.