The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia), is the secretariat of the Asia NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI). ANNI has 31 member organizations across Asia working towards the strengthening of NHRIs.
ANNI – in accordance with ANNI Reporting Guidelines that were collectively formulated by the ANNI members – launches annual report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Asia.
The Report primarily focuses on issues of independence and effectiveness of the NHRIs and their engagement with other stakeholders such as civil society.
For the first time, in 2014, the Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN) submitted a report on the performance and establishment of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
The AIHRC as a Constitutional body, has performed commendably amidst a challenging socio-political and security environment during the past one decade. The recent direct appointment of new commissioners by the President has explicitly undermined its independence and effectiveness.
The Afghanistan’s chapter of the report looks into Independence, Effectiveness and Accountability of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.