Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has called on the government and the international community to extend until December 2009 the period in which human rights violations and war crimes committed in the 21 years prior to 2001 can be addressed. The Peace, Reconciliation and Justice Action Plan in Afghanistan ? known as the “transitional justice action plan” ? was launched in December 2005 to address within three years cases of human rights violations and war crimes committed by various warring parties from the Soviet occupation of 1979 to the fall of the Taliban in late 2001. (IRIN)

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