AIHRC Annual Report 2003 - 2004
1.1 THE AFGHAN INDEPENDENT HUMAN
RIGHTS COMMISSION ROLE &
Until recently, using the term “human rights” was considered a crime in Afghanistan. For over two decades, the people of Afghanistan experienced fighting, massacres, destruction, displacement, environmental degradation and the persecution of women and ethnic minorities. Even after the fall of the Taliban in November 2001, violations of human rights have continued as a result of a lack of security and impunity experienced by human rights violators. The need for the work of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission is clear.