Afghanistan: Too many missed opportunities: Human rights in Afghanistan under the Karzai administration

Index Number: ASA 11/004/2014

This scorecard presents an assessment of the human rights record of President Hamid Karzai’s administration since he came to power in December 2001, following the ousting of the Taliban. Amnesty International has evaluated overall trends of progress and regression in the state of human rights under the Karzai administration. This evaluation is made against the human rights obligations of Afghanistan under international human rights law and standards, as well as the national constitution, laws and policies promoting human rights.

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