Afghanistan: Bachelet urges Taliban to take immediate human rights action

Following an official request jointly submitted on 17 August by Pakistan, the coordinator of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and Afghanistan, and supported by 89 states, the 31st special session on Afghanistan was held in the Human Rights Council. In his speech, the High Commissioner for Human Rights stated, among others, that “International human rights law is immutable. The enjoyment of human rights is not subject to changes in control of territory or de facto authority.”

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