Afghan Biographies

Halim, Said Yusuf


Name Halim, Said Yusuf
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1959
Function/Grade Ex Justice
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions Yusuf Halim:
Professional member of Criminal Law Department of Legislation and the Institute of Legislative Affairs (1985-1990)
Deputy Director of Law Study Department of Legislation and the Institute of Legislative Affairs (1990-1992)
Deputy Director of Legislation and the Institute of Legislative Affairs (1992-1996)
Professional member of International Law of Legislation and the Institute of Legislative Affairs Department
Deputy Director of Legislation and the Institute of Legislative Affairs (1998-2000)
General Director of Legislation and the Institute of Legislative Affairs (2000-2008)
Deputy Administrative Minister (2009-2010)
Deputy Minister of Justice for Legal Affairs (2010-2014)
Chief Justice Supreme Court (20150727)
Chief justice and chairman of Afghanistan supreme court Sayed Yousuf Halim (20160718-20171022)
3. Biodata:
Sayed Yusuf Halim, son of Said Hussain, was born 1959 in Nangahar Province, Afghanistan. He was awarded Bachelor of Art in Law and Political Science , Kabul University. He joined the Ministry of Justice 1985. President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai introduced Halim as High Court member-designate. He has to be confirmed by Wolesi Jirga (20150615)
 

Sayed Yousuf Halim who recently became member of Afghanistan’s Supreme Court has been approved by Presidential Palace to take office as the new Chief Justice for the country. Halim took oath as a member of the Supreme Court on July 27, 2015 and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah while talking to the council of ministers said that he will be soon officially introduced as the Chief Justice. He was introduced to the Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of Parliament for a vote of confidence by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the beginning of July where he secured 103 votes to become member of Afghanistan’s Supreme Court. Sayed Yousuf Halim is on the edge of becoming the Chief Justice at the time the judiciary is facing strong criticism for corruption. (20150727)

 

 

Halem is familiar with Pashto, Dari and English languages .

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