[JURIST] United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] on Friday warned [press release] that recent appointments to Afghanistan's top human rights body compromise its independence, recommending that President Hamid Karzai [official website] reconsider the appointments and re-open the selection process. Earlier this month President Karzai appointed five new commissioners to the human rights board, known as the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) [official website]. Established under the Afghan Constitution and meant to serve as the...

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