Dozens of European intellectuals and human right experts have conducted an important international conference on the human rights abuses of the USA in Afghanistan. The meeting hosted by the ‘Human Rights in Afghanistan’ organization was held on October 20, 2021 with the participation of journalists and experts from different countries.
Different European experts made presentations at the event.
Fernando Moragón, geopolitics and geo-economics consultant and President of Human Rights in Afghanistan Organization stated that the rights of the Afghan people have been violated due to the violent and unfair international policies conducted by the USA in Afghanistan. “We believe that the international community should make the necessary effort to allow the Afghan people to determine their own destiny and not suffer any more from this irresponsible international policy,” Moragon said.
Felipe Debassa, Professor of Contemporary History and the Present World at the Rey Juan Carlos University, questioned the historical and legal origins of the legitimacy of military intervention in Afghanistan in his speech. Debassa emphasized that the current human rights declaration of 1948 should take into account the new multipolar world scenario.
Jacques Cheminade, Founder of the political party Solidarity and Progress in France, explained the material and moral damages caused by NATO’s intervention in Afghanistan and said that the West should be aware of its responsibility. He stated that for a real stabilization of the situation, there should be an agreement between the main governments of Central Asia, which seek it, and the great region powers as Russia, China, India and even Iran and France, that are able to play an important role in coordination with them. According to Cheminade, Europe also should play a role of catalyst and mediator for peace through mutual economic relations and development.
Another speaker, Marcelo Muñoz, specialist in global economy and civilizations, emphasized the importance of a true struggle against reactionary and extremist terrorist organizations such as ISIS in order to ensure stability in Afghanistan and the region. Underlining the failure of the USA in the fight against such terrorist organizations, Munoz remarked that China is a power that defends the clearest values against reactionary terrorism in the world today. Munoz said that Europe should cooperate with China on this issue and also other international areas:
“The U.S. is waging endless battles against China on every front – economic, political and technological, and only makes a move in accordance with strategic rivalries. It is crucial that the EU and China work toward this respect, even more so in the current scenario in which the U.S. has stepped down from multilateralism and its efforts for global governance. This way, the EU and China may build a solid understanding toward global governance based on consensus, which will simultaneously serve as a catalyst for other forces.”
Alejandro Requeijo, Journalist at El Confidencial Digital, discussed the US military presence in Afghanistan and its human rights violations. The speakers evaluated the current situation in Afghanistan and its consequences in the field of international relations.
At the end of the conference, the participants presented their positions in order to delve into these human right issues, on which in many media institutions reported, albeit within an incomplete, interested and manipulated debate.
After the conference, a detailed report on the US’ human rights abuses in Afghanistan was published with the title “Report ınvestigation of humanitarian crimes in Afghanistan”.
You can find the relevant report at the link below: