Practice Relating to Rule 153. Command Responsibility for Failure to Prevent, Punish or Report War Crimes
Afghanistan’s Criminal Procedure Code for Military Courts (2006) states:
Commanders notified of military crimes committed by service members under their command are obliged to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged crime. If the commander’s inquiry reveals that there is good cause for continued disciplinary proceedings, he will, in appropriate cases, refer the matter to the prosecutor for further investigation.