Revised Afghan Penal Code ends “impunity for honour killings”: UN official

14 March 2018

The chief human rights officer for the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), has welcomed recent changes to the country’s Penal Code which remove the “discretionary authority” of judges over so-called honour killings.

OHCHR's Danielle Bell spoke to Liz Scaffidi and began by outlining some of the key details contained in last month’s UNAMA report on civilian casualties during 2017.

Audio Credit:
Elizabeth Scaffidi, UN News
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9'32"