The scale of the human catastrophes and crimes committed during World War II was heavy on all sides of the war. Both for the sacrificial people and human society. That is why the collective conscience came up with a solution to prevent and prevent the possibility of recurrence of crimes against humanity and human catastrophes as a result of war and violence, which eventually led to the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Seventy-three years ago, on December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly in Paris to ensure that fundamental human rights are recognized and respected throughout the world, free from discrimination. In fact, December 10 is celebrated as World Human Rights Day following the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In the first 20 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the monitoring, consideration and creation of binding guarantees in the field of human rights, several other valid treaties and documents were drafted and approved. It has the mandate to defend human rights, and as a result, powerful human rights institutions and powerful global structures have been formed to defend human rights, and structures such as the United Nations Human Rights Council have been established.
Afghanistan, as a member of the United Nations and as a country that has recognized the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and acceded to a range of binding conventions in the field of human rights, now seventy-three years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, unfortunately Afghanistan has fallen in a catastrophic human rights situation. Worse, the influential countries and powers of the world, which have recognized the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and acceded to the binding conventions, are just sitting there ashamed to watch the humanitarian catastrophe and the horrific human rights abuses in Afghanistan. In last twenty years, they had strong political and military presence in Afghanistan but they haven’t done any fundamental action to human rights. They were like spectators and just promised.
This year, International Human Rights Day is being celebrated while Afghanistan has fallen into a complete disaster of human rights violation for four months. Powerful and responsible governments and International organizations responsible for human rights are just waiting.
The Taliban have ruled Afghanistan both in front of the international community and under the military-political presence of the world’s most powerful nations, which have a binding responsibility for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a set of international human rights conventions.
Unfortunately, the lack of significant commitment of governments and reference institutions in the field of human rights to the human rights situation in underdeveloped countries such as Afghanistan has always been catastrophic and paved the way for the spread of human rights abusive behavior and relationships.
The Taliban have deprived women of working, education, cultural activities, political participation, and all their civil-political rights in Afghanistan, while world-renowned countries and institutions are only watching. Worse, a number of these countries and institutions are increasingly seeking to warm up diplomatic relations with the terroristic group of Taliban. It seems that the human rights situation of the Afghan people is not important at all for countries and reference institutions in the field of human rights.
For the past three years, however, Afghan women have repeatedly voiced their concerns about value setbacks and the possibility of a catastrophic situation in Afghanistan to influential governments and human rights institutions, and have shouted and sued in various ways. But it is a pity that they reduced all their responsibilities to just watching the human rights catastrophe in Afghanistan and did not do what they should have done to prevent Afghanistan from falling into this catastrophe. This means that influential and responsible governments and reference institutions in the field of human rights around the world, with their inaction and lack of meaningful commitment, persecuted human rights and betrayed the people of Afghanistan, especially women. Betrayed that absolutely ruined Afghans lives especially women and faced them to danger.
So this year, International Human Rights Day is more of a black day for the people of Afghanistan than a day to celebrate. Day of delivering shameful lies by governments and reference institutions on human rights issues to the people and women of Afghanistan.
Translate by: Jahan Raha