In the name of Almighty Allah
CSHRN statement about the report of the UN High commissioner regarding the unpleasant condition of Human Rights in Afghanistan
11 th Mar, 2009
The report has criticized the high level of violence against women, women and children rape and non-ethnic parallelism.
The report has considered the high level of corruption and other organized crimes, executive and professional weaknesses of justice system in Afghanistan, poverty and unemployment, as the weak points in the field of generalizing the Human Rights in Afghanistan.
The report, however mentioned some success and achievements in the field of human rights in recent years after the Taliban and named the roles of the government, Human Rights independent commission and civil society institutions, but called the Human Rights situation daunting and unpleasant in Afghanistan.
The general assembly of CSHRN was held on 11 th March this year, and discussed the UN high commissioner report on human rights and approved this statement.
Civil society and Human Rights Network of Afghanistan, appreciates the UN high commissioner’s report for human rights and consider it as UN commitment for human rights in Afghanistan.
Civilian casualties during military operations of the international forces and on the other side, anti-government oppositions operation on civilian area have induced these wide violations against the international humanitarian law and human rights norms in Afghanistan.
On behalf of the civil institutions of Afghanistan and on behalf of the human rights activists & human rights defenders, the Civil Society & Human Rights Network of Afghanistan, urge the UN Human rights Council to assign its special reporter for monitoring the international humanitarian law for Afghanistan.
The Civil Society & Human Rights Network of Afghanistan, want the government as well the national assembly to support the request for the special representative of the United Nations regarding humanitarian law in Afghanistan, and provide the ground to reach the agreement in this regard with the international community, especially the friends and influential states.
CSHRN, believes that hiring United Nations secretary general’s special envoy for monitoring humanitarian law in Afghanistan can play an important role in reduction of violence and civilian casualties, and drawing the attention of the countries which have military forces here in Afghanistan, in respect with observing the international humanitarian law.
Civil Society & Human Rights Network of Afghanistan wants all of the political, social, economical and cultural groups and media to get united in supporting the plan of appointing the UN secretary general’s special envoy for monitoring the international humanitarian law in Afghanistan and request UNAMA to transfer the message to UN general secretary and UN high commissioner for human rights.
The Civil Society and Human Rights Network of Afghanistan, which is consist of 60, human rights institutions and active in 21 provinces, announce its co-operation with assigning the UN secretary general’s special representative and appreciate it strongly.
Hope to generalize human rights in the country!
Members of the general assembly of CSHRN