Over the past 20 years, the achievements of Afghanistan in the area of human rights have been remarkable – from women’s empowerment and media freedom to freedom of association and assembly, protection of human rights defenders and journalists, as well as the prohibition of torture, the elimination of child recruitment in to the armed forces and the alignment of its national laws with international human rights standards.
Since the Taliban’s military take-over on 15 August 2021, millions of Afghans remain in desperate fear for their lives and safety.
Despite The Taliban vows to uphold the human rights of all, there are countless abuses and violations of human rights which often goes unreported. There is an essential need for the Human Rights voice from Geneva to continue its work in order to ensure the promotion and protection of all human rights for all people in Afghanistan. Under the umbrella of the CDP, a Geneva based human rights resources center will offer relevant expertise and the needed local knowledge.
The Center which benefits from expertise and institutional memory of a group of human rights experts will assist all relevant institutions working on promotion and protection of human rights in Afghanistan and the surrounding region.