Afghanistan is party to major international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (CCPR); International Covenant of Economic, Social and Culture Rights (CESCR); the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CRC); the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and its two Optional Protocols; the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD); the Convention against Torture and Other Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT); and the Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), which create legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill human rights for the entire population under its jurisdiction
The treaty reporting is an appropriate process for the state to strategically align its policies in such a way that communities, including vulnerable and marginalized groups can be brought together to actively participate in the nation-building process. Afghanistan is a party to most of the major international human rights treaties. It has an obligation to implement the treaties and to periodically report on its progress to the treaty body committees.
The present Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) reporting process aims at supporting the Government, for meeting its reporting obligations under the CRC. The process will utilize a participatory framework that ensures the information gathering is broad and inclusive, ensuring the participation of civil society and duty bearers at different levels. It is envisaged that at the end of the process, the state report on the CRC will be produced, translated and available to the public.