The Taliban’s repression of girls and their rights must be investigated as attainable crimes in opposition to human rights, two worldwide rights our bodies demanded Friday.
A joint report issued by Amnesty Worldwide and the Worldwide Fee of Jurists – two nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) based mostly in London and Geneva respectively – particulars Taliban’s restrictions on the rights of Afghanistan’s ladies and ladies.
Since taking energy in August 2021, the Taliban have drastically restricted rights and the rule has change into more and more authoritarian.
Girls’s entry to training and work has been restricted, together with their potential to journey and entry medical care.
“These are worldwide crimes. They’re organized, widespread, systematic,” Amnesty Worldwide secretary normal Agnes Callamard stated.
The organizations have referred to as on the Worldwide Legal Court docket (ICC) to incorporate “the crime in opposition to humanity of gender persecution” of their ongoing investigation into the scenario in Afghanistan.
In addition they referred to as on the worldwide neighborhood to debate “gender persecution and different attainable crimes underneath worldwide legislation by the Taliban” within the upcoming session of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Callamard stated the Taliban’s actions wanted a extra strong worldwide response than what had been seen up to now.
“There is just one final result acceptable: this method of gender oppression and persecution should be dismantled,” she stated.
The Taliban authorities had been but to touch upon the report. Beforehand, the Taliban referred to as such stories biased and propaganda in opposition to them.
In April, the U.N. Safety Council unanimously handed a decision calling on the Taliban to make sure “full, equal, significant and secure participation of girls and ladies” in Afghanistan.