The International Federation for Human Rights, known by its French initials FIDH, said concessions made to the Taliban, coupled with the withdrawal of international forces next year, could spell trouble for Afghanistan.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay made her first official visit to Afghanistan last week. She said Afghanistan has made "distinct human rights achievements" since U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban in 2001 but many of those gains are "fragile."
The FIDH shared those concerns in an open letter to the rights commissioner. The federation, which has headquarters in Paris, said reconciling with the Taliban was a potential recipe for disaster.
"Such reconciliation shall not establish the foundations for a lasting peace," it said. "Nevertheless, experience of post-conflict countries has proved that reconciliation without paying attention to truth and justice seeking shall lead only to rehabilitation of perpetrators of serious violations of human rights and ignoring rights of the victims"
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