“This report presents the findings of a human rights assessment mission to Afghanistan, undertaken in January 2002 by the Center for Economic and Social Rights. To provide a snapshot of local human rights priorities, the CESR mission interviewed a cross-section of Afghans and international aid workers. Its overall purpose was to offer them a platform for defining their own human rights and reconstruction priorities.
Also, please look for an opinion piece in this Sunday’s Washington Post by Omar Zakhilwal, CESR consultant and co-author of the Afghanistan report, and delegate to the Loya Jirga. The article describes the hidden story of intimidation and manipulation at the Loya Jirga.”