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'Life for the average Afghan remains short, miserable, and brutal'
As the violence spirals, each year that passes is declared bloodier than the last. 2009 has been no exception, it has been the worst.
Public legitimacy for the Afghan government has fallen to an all time low.
Afghanistan is listed 7th in the 'Failed States Index': Having little or no governance, endemic corruption, profiteering by ruling elites, very poor Human Rights, the government cannot/will not protect the population from others or itself, massive internal conflict, forced internal/external displacement, institutionalised political exclusion of significant numbers of the population, progressive deterioration of welfare infrastructure (hospitals, clinics, doctors, nurses) not adequate to meet health, needs, progressive economic decline of the country as a whole as measured by per capita income, debt, severe child mortality rates, poverty levels,
Afghanistan is the second most corrupt state in the world
No one doubts that Afghanistan is experiencing its worst violence since the fall of the Taliban government.
President Hamid Karzai's government has done little to implement the Action Plan for Peace, Reconciliation and Justice, a five-year plan for implementing transitional justice in Afghanistan, part of the Afghanistan Compact which the government officially initiated on December 12, 2006. The legal status of an amnesty for war criminals, passed by parliament in 2007, is still unclear. But the tone of the debate on transitional justice is still being dominated by the influential group of parliamentarians that pushed the resolution through, including Abdul Rabb al Rasul Sayyaf, Burhanuddin Rabbani, and Taj Mohammad, all of whom have been implicated in war crimes and other serious human rights abuses. The Karzai administration appears powerless to challenge them.
Data taken from Human Rights Watch, Brookings Institution and the Center for Global Development, Transparency International etc.
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