Practice Relating to Rule 161. International Cooperation in Criminal Proceedings
Section A. Cooperation between States
Afghanistan’s Law on Combating the Financing of Terrorism (2004) states:
Article 18. Cooperation
The authorities of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan agree to cooperate [to the extent] possible with those of other States for the purposes of information exchange, investigation, and proceedings, provisional measures and confiscations of instruments and proceeds associated with [the] financing of terrorism for purposes of … mutual technical assistance.
Article 21. Purpose of Requests for Judicial Cooperation
1. At the request of a foreign state, requests for judicial cooperation relating to the offences indicated in this law … shall be executed in the following manner:
a) gathering evidence or taking depositions;
b) providing assistance to make detained persons or others available to the judicial authorities of the requesting State in order to give evidence or assist in investigations;
c) serving judicial documents;
d) carrying out searches and seizures;
e) examining objects and sites;
f) providing information and evidentiary items; and
g) providing originals or certified copies of relevant files and documents, including bank statements, accounting documents, and records showing the operations of a company or its business activities.