Human Rights

Named after one of Afghanistan’s most prominent human rights defenders, Assistant Professor Hamida Barmaki (1970-2011), the HBORL is strongly committed to the protection and promotion of human rights. More than a decade after the establishment of the current state, the rights of women, children, disabled persons and some other vulnerable groups are still seriously violated all over the country. However, the post conflict situation cannot be accepted as an explanation anymore. The Hamida Barmaki Organization includes human rights as a cross-cutting issue in all of its projects. In 2013, it published a booklet on the state, the justice system and human rights for school children and trained teachers who are using it now in the north-eastern part of the country.

The following projects are particularly related to this thematic area:

– Constitutional Conflicts (on-going)

– Restorative Justice as Informal Justice (on-going)

– Legal Education in Forgotten Provinces (past and on-going)