Afghanistan: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Afghanistan on the human rights of women in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Embassy officials in Kabul continue to press the Afghan Government to implement their national and international human rights commitments, including the elimination of violence against women law and the UN convention of the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women. We have made clear that any political settlement should be inclusive and address the concerns of all Afghan citizens.

We continue to provide support to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Justice's Human Rights Support Unit. Both institutions are vital for the progress of women's rights in Afghanistan.

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