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Human Rights: Afghanistan
(810 words)

The Afghan state has signed several human rights instruments and treaties with particular relevance for gender relations, among which is the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) first signed by Karmal in August 1980 and 23 years later by President Karzai in March 2003. Violation of human rights committed under both the Peoples Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA), which espoused secular principles of law, and the Rabbani (1992–6) and the Taliban (1996–…

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Ask, Karin, “Human Rights: Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00349a>
First published online: 2009

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