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The current conflict in Afghanistan entered its twentieth year and continued to claim large numbers of civilian casualties. Attacks by the Taliban and other armed groups deliberately targeted civilians and civilian objects in violation of international humanitarian law; sites that were attacked...
Afghanistan Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Afghanistan: UN Human Rights Council should consider accountability options to support victims’ quest for justice: Oral statement: HRC54: Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Afghanistan

In this statement Amnesty International notes the report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and additionally the report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, which recorded widespread human rights violations and crimes under international law. The...
Afghanistan Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Afghanistan: Call for Justice accountability and effective response to ongoing violations and gender persecution: Joint Statement

Two years after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on August 15, 2021, we strongly condemn ongoing and escalating gross human rights violations by the Taliban especially against women and girls and the lack of an effective response from the international community, 10 international human rights...
Afghanistan Armed Conflict

Persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies: Submission to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Article 11: Day of general discussion 2023

Amnesty International welcomes the opportunity to provide written input pertaining to the upcoming day of general discussion by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies. Over the past five years, Amnesty...