The Taliban Must Facilitate Impartial Investigations into the Human Rights Situation: The AIHRC
8 Subh, Kabul: The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has announced that the commission is still functioning. According to the commission, they should be allowed to independently and impartially investigate the human rights situation in Afghanistan.
A statement from the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) released on Saturday, September 18, stated that the commission had been shut down since August 15 due to restrictions imposed by the Taliban. The AIHRC also raises concerns about serious human rights violations in Afghanistan.
The commission added that the Taliban had occupied the buildings of all the commission’s offices, using them to hold their meetings. According to the commission, Taliban fighters are utilizing the commission’s assets.
On the other hand, the commission added that the Taliban had not previously paid attention to human rights. According to the statement, they are unlikely to respect the mission and independence of the Afghan Human Rights Commission.
The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has called on the Taliban to respect the commission’s independence and allow its staff to resume their work. The commission also urges the Taliban to abide by international human rights law, including the rights of women and girls.
Expressing concern over new job restrictions for women, the commission finds the ban on female employees from performing their duties unacceptable.
However, the AIHRC has expressed concerns about the suspension of its operations amid allegations of human rights abuses, particularly in Panjshir and Kandahar. The commission is deeply concerned about the rights of women and girls to education.
The commission has assured the people that they will not be harmed by referring their cases to the AIHRC.
Meanwhile, the commission called on the UNAMA and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Afghanistan to establish a framework to monitor human rights violations in Afghanistan.
The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has not been operating since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban.