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Malek Sitez
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Malek Sitez Pressfoto 2016
BornMalek Mohammad Sitez
Logar, Afghanistan
🏡 Residence
🏳️ Nationality
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🏫 EducationLawyer - Moscow State Institute of International Relations
💼 Occupation
  • Expert in the fields of International Law, Relations and Human Rights
  • Well-known analyst
  • Lawyer
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Malek Mohammad Sitez (Pashto/Dari: XXX‎, born 1964) is a prominent Afghan-Danish expert in the fields of international law, relations and human rights. He is a famous human rights scholar and defender. He has developed several human rights educational manual, monitoring action plans and evaluation tools for several countries.

Early life[edit]

Malek was born in 1964 in Khoshi District of Logar, Afghanistan in a moderate Muslim family. He has graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1992 and continued to research, study and work with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Danish Institute for International Studies.


Since 1999 Malek Sitez has been working in the fields of human rights, civil society capacity building, state building, post-war and in-war situations in Central, South-East Asia, South Africa, former Soviet Republics and Middle East Countries.

  • Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)
    • 1999 - 2001 Project Coordinator for International Researchers
    • 2001 - 2002 Project Coordinator for Central Asian Cooperation
    • 2002 - 2004 Project Coordinator at the Civil Society Team
    • 2004 - 2008 Project Manager of Afghanistan Program
    • 2008 - 2012 Senior Advisor in the fields of international law
    • 2012 - 2015 Senior Strategic Advisor for International Department

Nordic Consulting Group

  • 2015 - Associate Partner

The rehabilitation process of Afghanistan[edit]

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Malek Sitez - Aria University Mazar-sharif 2017

After the Taliban regime, Malek Sitez was among the first Afghans living in the western society, who returned to Kabul to support the rehabilitation process of Afghanistan. Malek Sitez among other experts in collaboration with the international community has supported the establishment of Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.

He is the Founder of Civil Society of Human Rights Network (, first human rights radio show (The Voice) and human rights magazine in Afghanistan (Angara). He is one of the main founders of the modern civil society in Afghanistan. He has been the main debate creator of Transitional Justice process in Afghanistan. He has trained, facilitated and supported the Afghan civil society to advocate for transitional justice values in post civil war of Afghanistan.

Malek Sitez was the initiator of Access to Information Law in Afghanistan. He has facilitated two symposiums, national dialogue and Task Force on Access to Information Law in Afghanistan. Moreover, Malek has supported the Afghan government in capacity building of human rights units in Police, Ministry of Justice (Afghanistan), Ministry of Women's Affairs (Afghanistan), Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Afghanistan).

United Nations[edit]

Malek Sitez has supported the Afghan state in providing first and second Universal Periodic Review to United Nations Human Rights Council about human rights situation in Afghanistan. Malek Sitez has supported the Afghan state via Ministry of Foreign Affairs to develop and submit Afghan state reports on the implementation of Convention against Torture to UN Treaty Bodies. Furthermore, he has supported the Afghan Government throughout Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation in developing managerial and strategic mechanisms of refugees, IDPs and immigrants issues.

Well-known analyst[edit]

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Andisha Tolo Tv

Malek Sitez is also a well-known analyst. He provides interviews, writes articles and researches for Afghan and international media about Afghanistan’s situation and related international relations. Malek is one of the most influential Afghan intellectuals for the nation and modern state-building notions in Afghanistan. He is a moderator of a media think thank show Andisha on TOLO (TV channel).


  • Interpretation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights |
  • Refugees, IDPs and Immigrants as main victims of Afghan War |
  • Cold war impact to Afghan society |
  • Israel lobby in international affairs |
  • Discourses of political power



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