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Afghanistan


Afghanistan 

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Afghanistan and UN Charter-based Bodies

Afghanistan and UN Treaty Bodies

Special Procedures
Country-specific procedure

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan (1984-2005)

Country visits by Special Procedures

Most recent Special Procedures' reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - follow-up to country recommendations: Afghanistan (A/HRC/17/28/Add.6)

Report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination - Mission to Afghanistan (A/HRC/15/25/Add.2)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions - Mission to Afghanistan (A/HRC/11/2/Add.4)

Report of the Special Rapporteur on  extrajudicial summary or arbitrary executions - Preliminary note on mission to Afghanistanl (A/HRC/8/3/Add.6) 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Yakin Ertürk - Mission to Afghanistan (E/CN.4/2006/61/Add.5)

Most recent reports by the UN Secretary-General, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Secretariat

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on situation of human rights in Afghanistan (A/HRC/25/41)

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on situation of human rights in Afghanistan (A/HRC/22/37)

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan and on the achievements of technical assistance in the field of human rights (A/HRC/16/67)

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan and on the achievements of technical assistance in the field of human rights (A/HRC/13/62)

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights in Afghanistan and on the achievements of technical assistance in the field of human rights (A/HRC/10/23)

>>Full list of documents in the Charter-based bodies Database

Main page of the Special Procedures

Most recent concluding observations

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Concluding observations (2013) CEDAW/C/AFG/CO/1-2

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations (2011) CRC/C/AFG/CO/1

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Concluding observations (2010) E/C.12/AFG/CO/2-4

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Concluding observations (1997) A/52/18(SUPP) (paras.52-56)

Committee against Torture
Concluding observations (1993) A/48/44(SUPP) (paras.50-62)


>>Full list of documents in the Treaty Body Database

OHCHR in Afghanistan

The High Commissioner is represented in Afghanistan by the Director of the UNAMA Human Rights Unit. The mandate of UNAMA Human Rights Unit under United Nations Security Council Resolution 2096 (2013) is to "monitor the situation of civilians, to coordinate efforts to ensure their protection, to promote accountability, and to assist in the full implementation of the fundamental freedoms and human rights provisions of the Afghan Constitution and international treaties to which Afghanistan is a State party, in particular those regarding the full enjoyment by women of their human rights."
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Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division
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Field

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)
Address: Human Rights Unit, UNAMA, Compound B,
Building 5 - Annex, Kabul
Tel: (39) 083 124 6147 and/or (1) 212 963 2668
Fax: (39) 083 124 6296 and/or (1) 212 963 2669
E-mail: gagnong@un.org

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