Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Past Crimes Haunt Afghan Progress

< 1 min

IPS, 16 March 2014

In the run-up to Afghanistan's presidential elections, "civil society activists in Bamiyan … seem particularly interested in what the presidential candidates have to say about 'transitional justice.'" writes the news agency. The article quotes Sari Kouvo's 2012 AAN dispatch saying that "the favoured strategy of both the Afghan government and the international community for addressing legacies of past and present human rights violations and war crimes in Afghanistan has been to sweep them under the carpet".


Elections Transitional Justice war crimes