National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy
Ensuring Citizens' Voice in Governance
National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy
Ensuring Citizens' Voice in Governance
National Advocacy Committee for Public Policy
Ensuring Citizens' Voice in Governance

Fundamental Rights Pillars


Rights in practice will be monitored based on three main pillars of Civic Rights, Social Rights, and Economic Rights, with each pillar subdivided into main themes, related areas, and corresponding indicators. Taking account the specificities of the Afghan context, some rights will be considered as crosscutting across the three pillars. These crosscutting themes are freedom from discrimination, corruption, and gender.

Pillar 1: Civic Rights

Rights to Life, Liberty, Security and Dignity of Person

  • Trust in ANP
  • Police Performance and Behavior
  • Security
  • Corruption (Crosscutting Theme)

Right to Efficient and Fair Justice

  • Access to Formal and Traditional Justice Systems
  • Performance of Justice Officials
  • Women’s Access to, and Treatment by, Justice Systems (Gender as Crosscutting Theme)
  • Corruption (Crosscutting Theme)

Children’s Rights

  • Violence Against Children (Degree and Types of Violence)
  • Access to Justice
  • Access to Rehabilitation centers, Juvenile Homes and Orphanages
  • Child Labor
  • Sexual Abuse

Right to Participate in Public Affairs

  • Participation in Elections
  • Access to Public Positions (Gender as crosscutting: Women in Senior Positions)
  • Participation in Political Parties (Gender as Crosscutting: Female Party Members)
  • Corruption (Crosscutting Theme)
  • Discrimination (Gender as Crosscutting)

Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

  • Freedom of Speech (threats)
  • Freedom of Gathering
  • Right to Information Law

Pillar 2: Social Rights

Right to Health

  • Access to Health Services
  • Access to Reproductive Health
  • Quality of Health Services
  • Corruption (Crosscutting Theme)
  • Discrimination

Right to Adequate Housing and Facilities

  • Access to Housing, Water and Electricity
  • IDPs (Housing)
  • Disputes Related to Land and Water
  • Corruption
  • Discrimination

Food Security

  • Sufficient Food (Number of Meals per Day)
  • Adequate Food (Type of Food Eaten)
  • Food Assistance (Sources, e.g., Government, INGOs, other)

Right to Education

  • Access to Education
  • Quality of Education
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Corruption (in Hiring Teachers and in Giving Grades)

Family Rights

  • Inheritance Rights and Related Conflicts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Violence Against women
  • Divorce Cases and Women’s Rights to Divorce
  • Access to FRUs and Shelters

Pillar 3: Economic Rights

Right to Work and Fairness in Employment

  • Access to Paid Employment
  • Corruption (Jobs for Sale, Nepotism)
  • Discrimination

Right to Decent Working Conditions

  • Safety and Security at Workplace
  • Job Security
  • Harassment (based on Gender or Ethnicity)