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Rule of law can help protect human rights in Afghanistan

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, which is the anniversary of the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights along with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966.
Based on the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
Today, poverty prevails as the gravest human rights challenge in the world. Combating poverty, deprivation and exclusion is not a matter of charity, and it does not depend on how rich a country is. By tackling poverty as a matter of human rights obligation, the world will have a better chance of abolishing this scourge in our lifetime. Poverty eradication is an achievable goal.
In Afghanistan, continued war and increasing threats posed by international terrorists in the country have deprived Afghans of the right of life as war and anti-human crimes are repeated daily in the country. Moreover, hundreds thousands of innocent people have been killed and wounded and millions forced to leave their homes for neighboring and other foreign countries in the past three decades due to continued war and violence in the country.
According to Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), most of Afghan women are still facing with harassment, kangaroo court, sexual abuses, torture and misbe have in the country. Based on reports, life condition for Afghan children have been deteriorating in recent years as they are facing with sexual abuses, hard works, deprivation from education and early marriages.
Afghan women rights’ activists by accepting that work of a number of Afghan organizations defending women rights in the country is symbolic, saying that the only work of such organizations is to hold mocking programs that have been no impact on life condition of Afghan women .
Int’l community and government responsible for making the people aware of their rights and use resources to strengthen respect for human rights in the country. On this day, lets decide to work together to end mistreatments and abuses and make relevant government and non-government organs be responsive in connection with maintaining human rights in the country.
Maintaining and protection the human rights can be possible only in presence of rule of law and the best celebration from the World Human Rights Day is to make further effort towards rule of law in the country. Maintaining of human rights in particular the rights of women and children should be in top priorities of judicial organs.
It is worth mentioning that Afghanistan has ratified seven international human rights conventions which lay strong foundation for the socioeconomic, cultural, civil and political empowerment of the Afghan citizens; again it’s a society coming out of war where the realization of rights becomes even more appropriate for all of us and for strengthening the human rights situation in Afghanistan there is need to make effort so that this law to be equally implemented on all people.
Lailuma Noori

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.