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Afghanistan: Talks with the Taliban must focus on justice and human rights

Headline Title:  Afghanistan: Talks with the Taliban must focus on justice and human rights 19 June 2013 Human rights, including women’s rights, must be integral to any peace deal with the Taliban said Amnesty International today as the USA announced that it was to start direct peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban armed group.The call comes as Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai announced that his country would boycott the peace talks unless they were “Afghan-led”, and on the heels of NATO handing over responsibility for security in the country to Afghan forces. The first meeting…

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