Situation of human rights in Afghanistan

Year

2023

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

54

Session Type

Regular

Agenda Item

2

Country Concerned

Afghanistan

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • The resolution directly condemns violations by the Taliban, in particular violations against women. The resolution also generally condemns other serious violations without calling out the Taliban specifically. These include extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detentions, and restrictions on fundamental freedoms.
  • The resolution does not contain any praise.

Main Sponsors

European Union

Vote

Consensus

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Expressing serious concern about the grave, institutionalized, widespread and systematic oppression of all women and girls in Afghanistan by the Taliban…"
  • "Deeply concerned about the continuing, systematic and all-encompassing erosion of respect for the human rights of all women and girls in Afghanistan by the Taliban…"
  • "Continues to condemn in the strongest possible terms all human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law committed in Afghanistan..."
  • "Strongly condemns the Taliban-imposed ban on women of Afghanistan working for the United Nations in Afghanistan and national and international nongovernmental organizations and all other forms of interference in non-governmental assistance activities, including aid delivery, which undermine the enjoyment of human rights and are inconsistent with humanitarian principles."
  • "Condemns all forms of discrimination against women and girls, including women and girls with disabilities, and reminds all parties that all forms of sexual and gender-based violence, including violence against women and girls, the sexual slavery of boys (bacha bazi) and child, early and forced marriage, constitute violations and abuses of human rights and fundamental freedoms."
  • "Calls upon the Taliban to reverse their policies and practices that currently restrict the human rights of people in Afghanistan…"
  • "Decides to extend the mandate of Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan for a period of one year…"

Full Vote

  • Yes0

  • No0

  • Abstain0

  • Absent0