|History and Biodata
Civil Society Joint Working Group (CSWG) is representing a countrywide network of more than five hundred organisations. The Civil Society Working Group (CSWG), comprised of seven elected civil society activist and human rights defenders, were tasked with collecting AIHRC applications and give them to a Selection Committee consisting of three state officials: the chief of justice, the attorney general and the head of the Independent Commission for Overseeing the Implementation of the Constitution, or the chairperson of AIHRC, if s/he is not a candidate again for AIHRC. The Selection Committee is in charge of drawing up a shortlist of 27 applicants to give to the president for him to select nine commissioners from. The AIHRC and United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights are mentioned as observers in the appointment process. The Civil Society Joint Working Group (CSJWG) is the largest coalition of Afghan civil society organisations which includes IWA.
The Civil Society Joint Working Group (CSJWG) is composed of some 30 coordinating bodies representing more or less 1,400 organisations of all sizes. The CSJWG has been mandated to mobilise Afghan civil society around key international community events with the Afghan government for many years.