About Us

The Afghanistan Documentation Project was established in response to the absence of a central repository of publicly accessible and searchable information about human rights and humanitarian law violations carried out in Afghanistan since 1978. The main purpose of the Project is to collect and code this information, making it available to and easily searchable by human rights activists, civil society groups, transitional justice advocates, lawyers, policy analysts, and scholars – whether in Afghanistan or elsewhere. It is a goal of the Project to make it possible for such actors to share their research through this site as well.

Who Are We

The Afghanistan Documentation Project is the product of a partnership between the War Crimes Research Office and the Pence Law Library of the American University Washington College of Law and the U.S. Institute of Peace. It was established to collect and create a fully searchable and publicly accessible database of documents regarding human rights and humanitarian law violations committed in Afghanistan since 1978.