Development cooperation , 16.06.2017

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, AIHRC


The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commision is the most important actor in the country in the field of human rights.The structure, duties and mandates of the AIHRC have been defined in a special law. AIHRC is mandated to carry out the following five activities: 1) Monitoring the observance of human rights, 2) Promotion and protection of human rights, 3) Monitoring the situation of and the people’s access to human rights and freedoms, 4) Investigations of research on violations of human rights and 5) Adoption of measures to improve and promote the human rights situation in the country. 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. Finland supports AIHRC with 1 million Euros during the years 2017-2018.

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Funding decision  16.06.2017

1 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Human rights 100%

Special target group

  • women
  • children

Funding channel

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission



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