JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

Today in legal history...

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

HRW reported that Afghanistan civilians struggle to exercise human rights
Zachariah Rivenbark at 12:00 AM ET

On December 4, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that the Afghan government failed to ensure and protect human rights in the decade following the demise of the Taliban government. HRW expressed particular concern over the weak Afghan legal system and continued violence towards women, issues exacerbated by alleged police abuses and high poverty rates. In March 2012, HRW called on the Afghan government to release women and girls imprisoned for alleged "moral crimes," such as escape from forced marriage or domestic violence.

Learn more about Afghanistan and Human Rights Watch from the JURIST news archive.

Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2012


 FDR established Federal Alcohol Control Administration
December 4, 2016

 China passes current constitution
December 4, 2016

 click for more...


Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL


Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.


This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org