No guarantee of rights due to breakdown of the rule of law

Same as last year

Workers' rights violations

Right to free speech and assembly

Since August 2021, when it took power in Afghanistan, the Taliban has severely restricted the rights to peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression, and has banned protests that did not have prior approval from the Justice Ministry in Kabul.

Right to trade union activities

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August 2021, the leadership of the National Union of Afghanistan Workers and Employees (NUAWE) were forced to go into exile. Carrying out trade union activities has become extremely dangerous for trade unionists remaining in the country, and they were under constant surveillance and faced threats to their lives.

Workers’ rights in law

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