Habib Rahiab

Rahiab is an Afghan national and former researcher for Human Rights Watch in Afghanistan. Habib studied law at the Balkh University in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. Prior to and while with Human Rights Watch, Habib worked with the Civic Institution Forum of Afghanistan and the Afghan Professional Alliance for Minority Rights. Recently, due to death threats and severe instability, he was forced to flee Afghanistan. Habib’s research focuses on the prospects for transitional justice in Afghanistan. While some of his research involves the study of abuses committed in Afghanistan itself, the bulk of his work focuses on comparative analysis of truth commissions and tribunals in other countries facing recent histories of severe rights abuse. Habib seeks to apply this research to evaluate possible formats for rendering justice in Afghanistan.