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Monthly Updates

December 2022

The Taliban publicly executed a man in the Afghan city of Farah on 7 December, the first such execution since it returned to power in August 2021. United Nations officials condemned the execution as well as the Taliban’s reinstatement of public floggings, more than 100 of which have reportedly been carried out since 18 November 2022.

November 2022

The Taliban banned women from visiting all Kabul parks on 10 November on the grounds that Islamic laws were not being properly respected. The ruling has been part of increasingly restrictive rules governing women and girls’ conduct since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021. 

October 2022

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court received permission on 31 October from ICC judges to relaunch their investigation into grave crimes committed in Afghanistan since 2003. The investigation had been paused at the request of the previous Afghan government, which wanted to handle investigations domestically, and prosecutors formally asked for permission to resume investigations in September 2021. However, the renewed investigation's plans to ‘deprioritize’ looking into alleged crimes committed by the United States and security personnel and the Afghan security forces has come under criticism from international organizations and Afghan victims of rights abuses.

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Fundamental Rights Negative

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
39 835 430
System of government
Islamic Fundamentalist State
Head of government
Prime Minister Mohammad Hasan Akhund (de facto) (since 2021)
Head of government party
Taliban
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
Not applicable
Women in lower or single chamber Tooltip
Not applicable
Women in upper chamber Tooltip
Not applicable
Last legislative election
2018
Effective number of political parties Tooltip
Not applicable
Head of state
Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada (de facto)
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (two-round majority)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
21/01/2019
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
91.12%
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Human Rights Treaties

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State Party State party
Signatory Signatory
No Action No action
United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
State Party
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
State Party
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
State Party
Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
State Party
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
State Party
Convention on the Rights of the Child
State Party
International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
No Action
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
No Action
International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
State Party
International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
No Action
Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
No Action
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
No Action
Equal Remuneration Convention
State Party
Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
State Party
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
State Party
Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
State Party
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
State Party
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Attributes Over Time

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Representative government neutral Participatory engagement
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GSoD Indices

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