An emergency meeting of the UN Human Rights Council was held in Geneva.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tuesday that she had received reliable reports of serious human rights violations committed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, including the shooting of civilians and members of the Afghan special services who surrendered to the Taliban.
Speaking at the UN Human Rights Council, Bachelet did not give details but called for a mechanism for carefully monitoring the actions of the Taliban to be put into effect.
She also stressed that the Taliban’s treatment of Afghan women and girls would become a “fundamental red line” for the international community.
An emergency meeting of the UN Human Rights Council was held on the initiative of Pakistan and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
In her speech, Bachelet also noted the danger to which the ethnic and religious minorities of Afghanistan are exposed, citing reports of acts of violence and repression that have taken place in recent months. Nasir Ahmad Andisha, formerly a senior Afghan diplomat who was part of the now-deposed Afghan government, expressed his conviction that it is necessary to hold the Taliban accountable, stressing that the situation in which millions of Afghans find themselves is “gloomy and uncertain.”