Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission
The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission was established in accordance with the Bonn Agreement (December, 2001). This Agreement is a series of guidelines, intended to re-create the state of Afghanistan . But other principles such as the United Nations ‘s resolution 134/48 and the Constitution of Islam Republic of Afghanistan, article 58, serve as legitimizing factors to the organizations activity.
Since 2005, Dr. Sima Samar, has occupied the position of chairperson of the organization. The organization serves as an independent organization for the simple reason that it is not directly within any of the branches of the Afghan State, but connected to its system. While much of its funding comes from the international community supporting Afghanistan, the organization explains that it must remain non governmental, as its role is to monitor the government and other institutions, regarding implementation of law and perseverance of human rights.
- Afghan Women's Association International