Of the The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Tuesday to deal with the situation in Afghanistan. Among other things, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, wants to speak. Her office had expressed great concern after the Taliban came to power. In the past few weeks there have been harrowing reports of human rights violations from regions that the Taliban had conquered, a spokesman reported last week. The Council is likely to pass a resolution calling for human rights to be respected.
A week ago, the militant Islamist Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul and took power. Since fear opposition members, journalists, human rights activists and local staffwho worked for western states, Acts of revenge per se. Many citizens fear that the extremists want to re-establish an Islamic “emirate” and that they will use draconian punishments against those who think differently.
The UN Human Rights Council consists of 47 countries, each of which is appointed by the UN General Assembly for a three-year term. Germany is currently among them.