Government Commissions

The Government of Afghanistan has established four commissions, which are considered to be vital for Afghanistan's overall development:

  • Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission
  • Judicial Reform Commission
  • Constitutional Commission
  • Anti-Corruption Commission

Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)
The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) was established by Presidential Decree on June 6, 2002. The establishment of the AIHRC was contemplated in the Bonn Agreement of December 2001. The AIHRC is responsibile for monitoring human rights, investigating violations of human rights, and strengthening respect for and enforcement of human rights among domestic institutions.

Judicial Reform Commission
The Judicial Reform Commission was also established under the terms of the Bonn Agreement, and exists to lead the justice and rule of law reform agenda. Two and a half decades of war had left Afghanistan's judicial system in disarray - if not complete collapse. The Commission has worked over the last three years to strengthen Afghanistan's permanent judicial institutions (Supreme Court, Ministry of Justice, and the Attorney General's Office), as well as local judicial processes.

Constitutional Commission
The Constitutional Commission was established as Afghanistan prepared to revise its Constitution following the Emergency Loya Jirga. The Commission developed, after extensive consultations with Afghans from all walks of life and after conducting detailed studies of constitutions from across the globe, a draft Constitution which served as the basis for the debate and agreement which arose out of the Constitutional Loya Jirga in December 2003 and January 2004. The Constitutional Commission, having completed its work, is no longer in operation. To read a copy of the Constitution which was ratified by President Hamid Karzai on January 26, 2004 please click here.

Anti-Corruption Commission
To promote an ethos of meritocracy throughout the government bureaucracy and to reduce corruption, nepotism, and sever inefficiencies, President Karzai established an Anti-Corruption Commission in June of 2003. This Commission is charged with developing strategies to eliminate corruption and to promote a talented, competent and committed civil service throughout the Afghan Government.

For content in original context, please visit the President’s website:

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Oslo
Gange-Rolvs gate 5  -  0244 Oslo  -  Norway  -  Phone: + 47 22 12 35 70

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