Afghanistan is a party to the following principle international Human Rights Treaties

Afghanistan is a party to the following principle international Human Rights Treaties


1- The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) was ratified on 24th April 1983.

2- The International covenant on Economics, social and cultural Rights (CESCR was ratified on 24th April 1983.

3- The International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) was ratified on 5th August 1983.

4- The convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was ratified on 5th March 2003.

5- The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) was ratified on 26th June 1987.

6- The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was ratified on 27th April 1994.

7- The Optional Protocol of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC-OP-SC) on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography was ratified on 19th October 2002.

8- The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC-OP-AC) on the involvement of children in armed conflict was ratified on 24th Sept. 2003.