Monday , 18 February 2019

Book launch

Evaluation of Virginity testing and its implications from scientific, juridical and Islamic perspective 24th November 2018 The book, “Evaluation of Virginity testing and its implications from scientific, juridical and Islamic perspective” was launched in presence of high officials, university lecturers, civil society activists and media in Afghanistan Independent Human Rights commission (AIHRC), Kabul, Afghanistan. Farzana Akbar, acting director of gender ... Read More »

Training on Istanbul protocol and optional protocol of anti-torture convention

Colombo, Sri Lanka 25th– 30th November 2018 Mohammad Ashraf Bakhteyari, CEO of AFSO, participated in a training on Istanbul protocol and anti-torture convention- optional protocol by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) and OMCT in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This training was attended by 21 active members of anti-torture high commission and detention working group. During training, Moh. Ashraf Bakhteyari stated ... Read More »

Executive board

Mohammad Ashraf BAKHTEYARI Mohammad Ashraf BAKHTEYARI, Executive Director, BA, LLM, Project Director, has over a decade of experience in human rights documentation, monitoring and education. Mr BAKTHEYARI is the author of Afghanistan’s first forensic science textbook and a sought after university lecturer in criminology, criminalistics, criminal law, criminal procedure and forensic science who currently teaches at three Kabul universities. Mr ... Read More »

Directorate board

Suraya Rahim Sobrang Dr. Suraya Rahim Sobrang, born in Herat city of Afghanistan. She is human rights advocate and activist. Currently, a Commissioner in the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) where she is in charge of women’s rights protection and development and making an effort to give particular emphasis to the elimination of all forms of violence against women, ... Read More »

Advisory board

Stefan Schmitt   Stefan Schmitt, M.S. received his BA in Anthropology from Universidad del Valle, Guatemala, and his Master of Science in Criminology from Florida State University. In 2018 he joined Florida International University’s National Forensic Science and Technology Center (NFSTC) as their International Forensic Program Lead. Prior to that, he directed Physicians for Human Rights’ International Forensic Program. From ... Read More »

An Evaluation of Forensic Evidence in Kabul Primary Courts

Press Release August 9, 2017 Kabul Afghanistan The Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO) conducted a five-month trial monitoring project in order to evaluate the use of forensic evidence in Kabul Primary Courts. A total of 40 cases were monitored, including: 25 cases of murder; 13 cases of moral crimes, comprised of zina (extramarital sex), attempted zina (qasd zina), running away ... Read More »