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UN concern at abuse of basic rights in Afghanistan

UN concern at abuse of basic rights in Afghanistan

A report by the U.N. human rights office warns that Afghanistan is failing to protect the basic freedoms of its citizens.
The 19-page report lists dozens of concerns expressed by U.N. rights officials ahead of the country's appearance before the global body's Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday.
It quotes the U.N.'s top human rights official as saying traditional Afghan dispute resolution procedures "often fail to respect even the most basic human rights standards, especially as regards women and girls."
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says girls as young as 7 are sometimes "given away" to settle feuds and murder cases.
She also says alleged perpetrators of war crimes continue to enjoy impunity for past and present crimes.


Updated : 2021-07-26 12:37 GMT+08:00