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Afghanistan: Strengthening the rule of law and protection of human rights, including women’s rights, is key to any development plan for Afghanistan

, Index number: ASA 11/012/2012

On 8th July 2012 the leaders and foreign ministers of more than 70 countries and international organizations are coming together in Tokyo to consolidate plans for Afghanistan through pledging of funding and institutional support beyond 2014. This Open Letter highlights priority human rights issues which are key for sustainable development and a secure and peaceful Afghanistan. Amnesty International urges all the participants to ensure that while pledging funding to the country there is adequate support and clear benchmarks for strengthening human rights including women’s rights and the rule of law.

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