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Afghanistan: Back-tracking, compromises and failed pledges – human rights sidelined in Afghanistan: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, January – February 2014

, Index number: ASA 11/007/2013

In this submission, Amnesty International assesses the Afghan government’s human rights record over the past four years. Amnesty International notes that insecurity, corruption, weak state institutions and shortfalls in funding remain serious challenges to improving the human rights situation in Afghanistan. Amnesty International also highlights the most pressing human rights issues, including the lack of protection of civilians in conflict, arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment, violence against women and girls, a worsening displacement crisis, and the death penalty.

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