Development cooperation ,17.12.2013

Financial support to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, AIHRC


Continuation of financial support to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in 2014-16 with yearly contribution of 400 000 euros. The AIHRC, founded on the Afghan constitution, is the most important actor in the country in the field of human rights. Main priorities of AIHRC are: the promotion of the rights of women and children, human rights training, monitoring and reporting, the legal praxis in the transition phase and promotion of the rights of people with disabilities. The AIHRC works to support the Afghan government as an advisory body, with the goal that human rights are given the precedence they deserve in the government’s decision-making process. Furthermore, AIHRC directly supports citizens whose human rights have been violated or who are susceptible to violations. For example, during the period from March to July 2013, AIHRC received and registered 1525 complaints pertaining to human rights violations. 290 of these cases were identified as a human rights violation, 60 of them were solved with the legal intervention of the AIHRC; 451 of them are being processed in relevant courts and 462 are being followed up by the AIHRC. During the same period of time, AIHRC reported an increase of cases of violence against women.

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Funding decision  17.12.2013

1 200 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Human rights 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • elderly people
  • people with disability
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities



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