Accused government to politicize the Human Rights Commission by civil society
Reporter: Mohammadin Agharkhil
Editor: Emran Khorasani
A joint Afghan civil society working group at a news conference said the Presidential Palace was in the quest for the AIHRC. At the meeting, members of the group emphasized that the government should select human rights commissioners on the basis of the list provided by this group.
In the resolution, the group said: “The civil society working group has worked satisfactorily for a month, and by selecting a committee, they elected 81 people to go to the final list of commissioners of the Human Rights Commission. A total of 27 units of conditions were introduced to the presidential palace in the final list. But because the list is not a presidential election, the election process of the Independent Election Commission has been delayed. ”
Abdul Wadood Pedram, a member of the working group, said: “We are worried that Mr. Ghani’s government, like former President Hamid Karzai, will choose the members of the Independent Human Rights Commission on the basis of personal tastes. Therefore, we ask the Presidential palace that members of the Independent Human Rights Commission should be selected on the basis of the list of established civil society groups. ”
The national unity government has not yet expressed its views on this issue. Currently, the work time of the members of the commission is over, and it is expected that the new Commissioners will be introduced as soon as possible.