The Supreme Court of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, known locally as the Stera Mahkama (Pashto: ستره محكمه; Dari: دادگاه عالی), is the court of last resort of the Taliban's justice system and—since the fall of Kabul in 2021—of Afghanistan. The court was established during the Taliban's first regime in the 1990s and was maintained throughout the Taliban insurgency after the fall of Kabul in 2001. The current chief justice is Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, who was appointed in 2016 after the previous chief justice, Hibatullah Akhundzada, was named Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
|Supreme Court of Afghanistan|
|Pashto: ستره محكمه |
Dari: دادگاه عالی
|Composition method||Executive selection|
|Authorized by||Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan|
|Currently||Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai|
|Since||25 May 2016[note 1]|
List of chief justicesEdit
- Chief Justice of Afghanistan since 15 August 2021
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