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Ahmad Fahim Hakim – Afghanistan

Ahmad Fahim Hakim is a Senior Advisor with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) and a civil society advocate. From 2002-2013 he was Deputy Chair and Human Rights Commissioner with the AIHRC. He holds an MA degree on Post- war Recovery from the University of York, UK (1998). He was one of the keyfacilitators to the Constitutional Loya Jirga during 2003/2004. In 2009, he was commissioner with the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) dealing with challenges and complaints related to presidential and provincial council’s elections. He and his son survived a terrorist attack at Kabul Intercontinental Hotel on 20 January 2018, where they were shot by suicide attackers raiding the hotel. From November 2017 to January 2018, through a consultancy contract, he was assisting the identification of victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan since 2003, when the government ratified the ICC. He has been actively engaged with regional and international networks such as Action for Conflict Transformation and South Asians for Human Rights.