Afghanistan: Amnesty International’s recommendations regarding refugee returns

Amnesty International continues to be concerned that the situation in Afghanistan is not conducive for the promotion of voluntary repatriation. The organization is further concerned that, in the rush to negotiate agreements for the return of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers, states are not paying due attention to the fact that voluntary repatriation is one … Continue reading Afghanistan: Amnesty International’s recommendations regarding refugee returns

Women in Afghanistan: a human rights catastrophe

This document reports the endemic human rights abuses perpetrated on women in Afghanistan. It is based on in depth interviews with recently arrived refugees in Pakistan and elsewhere.

Afghanistan: international responsibility for human rights disaster

This report discusses the history of the conflict in Afghanistan, with particular emphasis on the role the international community has played in its escalation, and in the unchecked spread of gross human rights violations. It includes glossary of key terms and names.

Afghanistan: political crisis and the refugee

This document expresses Amnesty International’s concern in 1993 that hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers in Europe, North America and other countries may be subjected to deportation to Afghanistan where they could risk serious human rights violations. It outlines the risk of refoulment, particularly for educated women, academics, members of religious and ethnic minorities, former government … Continue reading Afghanistan: political crisis and the refugee

Afghanistan: the human rights crisis and the refugees

This report warns against Afghan asylum-seekers being returned to Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iran, due to the high risk of refoulment. It provides a historical background, and an overview of conditions in Afghanistan.