We call on the Human Rights Council to launch a Fact Finding Mission on Afghanistan


Together with over 50 organizations we call on the Human Rights Council to launch a Fact Finding Mission on Afghanistan, a crucial mechanism to ensure UN member states are fully informed of the situation on the ground as they take important decisions on how to respond to the crisis. 

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List of signatories:

  1. Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

  2. Amnesty International

  3. ARTICLE 19

  4. Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)

  5. Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)

  6. Australian Centre for International Justice

  7. Australian Human Rights Institute

  8. AWID (Association for Women's Rights in Development)

  9. Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies

  10. Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)

  11. Centro de Documentación en Derechos Humanos “Segundo Montes Mozo S.J.” (CSMM)

  12. CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

  13. Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promocion de Derechos Humanos (CMDPDH)

  14. Committee to Protect Journalists

  15. Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)

  16. DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project)

  17. DEMAS – Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights

  18. Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)

  19. FOKUS Forum for women and development

  20. Forum Menschenrechte

  21. Free Press Unlimited

  22. FRI - Foreningen for kjønns- og seksualitetsmangfold

  23. Front Line Defenders

  24. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

  25. HelpAge International

  26. Human Rights Now

  27. Human Rights Watch

  28. Humanists International

  29. International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute

  30. International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

  31. International Commission of Jurists

  32. International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

  33. International Federation on Ageing

  34. International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)

  35. International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)

  36. International Service for Human Rights

  37. Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights

  38. La Strada International

  39. Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia)

  40. Minority Rights Group International

  41. No Peace Without Justice

  42. Norwegian Helsinki Committee

  43. Norwegian Humanist Association

  44. Rafto Foundation for Human Rights

  45. Right Livelihood

  46. Scholars at Risk

  47. The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)

  48. The Norwegian Human Rights Fund

  49. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

  50. VOICE Australia

  51. WO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform

  52. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

  53. Women's Refugee Commission

  54. World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)



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