Afghanistan Human Rights Resources Center
The Afghanistan Human Rights Resource Center is a specialized subsidiary of the CDP-G on human rights research & education, monitoring & advocacy, and facilitation of access of Afghanistan-centered and Afghan civil society organizations/activists to the Geneva-based human rights platforms and mechanisms. The center developed from merely a concept in early 2022 to active research, reporting and advocacy engine striving for enhanced human rights protection in Afghanistan.
Increased international scrutiny on the Taliban, advocacy for enhanced accountability for human rights violations and abuses in Afghanistan and giving a platform and facilitating the access of the victims, women rights activists and human defenders to the Geneva-based human rights mechanisms were among the priority areas of focus for the AHRRC in the last one year.
On the 12th of September 2023, the Center for Dialogue and Progress-Geneva (CDP-G) in collaboration with Action for Development (AFD), […]
Summary and recommendations of the panel discussion (side event) on Securing Accountability for Human Rights Violations and Abuses in Afghanistan […]
After a Year of Privation With the Taliban’s Return, the People of Afghanistan Deserve Better from the US and the World
by Nasir A. Andisha and Marzia MarastoniThe recent killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a U.S. drone strike on a Taliban-linked guest house in […]
IMAGE: Women hold placards during a protest to demand an end to the extra-judicial killings of former officials of the […]
IMAGE: Afghan women activists take part in a protest in Kabul on May 10, 2022. About a dozen women chanting “burqa […]
Afghanistan Human Rights Resources Center (AHRRC) is part of the Center for Dialogue and Progress, a Geneva-based non-profit organization aiming to educate, facilitate dialogue and build the capacity of the civil society and foster regional cooperation on peacebuilding, reconciliation, human rights, and humanitarian affairs.
AHRRC is composed of an extensive network of human rights policymakers, practitioners, and experts who have steered the human rights agenda over the past two decades in Afghanistan, with an extensive network both in Geneva and all over the country, who will be instrumental in providing firsthand information, and data.
Our Team is composed of an extensive network of human rights practitioners and experts who have steered the human rights agenda over the past two decades in Afghanistan. The experts come from a diverse background; high-ranking human rights officials who shaped policies and steered the direction of compliance with human rights obligations and experts who were extensively engaged in the preparation of reports, tracking implementation and progress, and advancing the Afghan human rights diplomacy objectives. Human rights defenders, researchers, and members of the Afghan national human rights institution who are deeply informed of the human rights challenges in the country and have an extensive domestic network of peers spread all over the country, who will be instrumental in providing firsthand information and data.
- Being a voice of, and providing technical support to human rights institutions, individuals and communities who have been victims of abuses of human rights in Afghanistan.
We also extend our technical support to the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan on a pro-bono basis to enable it to continue its business in the absence of financial and institutional support from the MFA Headquarters.
- Human rights Monitoring, Reporting & Analysis: We possess the expertise and networks who can provide crucial inputs and analysis particularly to the Geneva-based human rights institutions, including the SR on the situation in Afghanistan and her/his expert team.
- Advisory/Consultancy services: We provide contract-based advisory/consultancy services in the area of data collection, monitoring and reporting, research collaborations, training, advisory and technical support to Permanent Missions and organizations on the governance of the Human Rights Council related business.