‘Deteriorating’ Human Rights In Afghanistan Says UN; Surely Our War Isn’t Helping
As NATO-led troops leave, human rights violations are increasing. So, what good is being there at all if the moment troops leave it reverts back to what it was? This was always going to be the case; short of permanent occupation, we are in no position to fix that country.
Navi Pillay said on a visit to Kabul that she had heard growing evidence of a sharp reversal in human rights, especially for women, despite more than a decade of international intervention and billions of dollars of aid.
“I do have serious concerns that the human rights situation in the country is deteriorating,” the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told reporters.
“I had lengthy discussions with civil society activists. They have made it clear to me that they feel that the gains of the (last) 12 years are vulnerable and at risk of being reversed.”
We can’t fix the word; let’s fix ourselves first.