Michael Hughes: In some of the most advanced countries in the world citizens are continuing to fight – with just cause – for rights such as freedom of speech, freedom from discrimination and freedom from all sorts of state oppression. Yet in certain countries there are virtually no de facto rights. In fact, one could argue that many in Afghanistan have lost the right to live. Innocent civilians killed in the war in Afghanistan have been reduced to faceless, nameless statistics – disputed by those responsible and shrugged off by the international community. Click here to read more.