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HRCP slams PIA worker’s killing

Lahore, February 2: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over the killing of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) staff member and injuries to four other persons after law enforcement personnel resorted to violence against employees protesting against the airline’s privatization near the Karachi airport. In a statement issued on Tuesday, […]

HRCP calls for NAP review

Lahore, Jan 21: While strongly condemning the Charsadda terrorist attack the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for a critical reappraisal of the operations against terrorists and a more stringent implementation of the National Action Plan, especially the agenda for dealing with centres and organizations responsible for the training of and assistance to […]

Aslam Azhar: HRCP mourns the passing of a cultural era

Lahore, December 30: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its deep sorrow over the passing of Aslam Azhar and called it a great loss for Pakistan. In a condolence statement, the Commission said: “The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) joins the nation in mourning the loss of Aslam Azhar, whose many […]

HRCP calls for stay of execution

 Lahore, December 15: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the President to stay the execution of Syed Saqi Shah who is scheduled to be hanged tomorrow (December 16). In a statement issued here today the commission said. “Yet another case of a murder convict who is reported to have been a […]

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Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016 goes to Henri Tiphagne from India

Award ceremony to be held on April 25 at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin, Germany BERLIN, 25 JANUARY 2016 – Indian lawyer and human rights defender Henri Tiphagne will be awarded the 8th Human Rights Award by Amnesty International Germany. The award, which will be presented at an official ceremony on April 25 at […]

Defence of women’s rights and religious response: update and strategies by feminist activists from 11 countries

Paris, Rabat, 16 December 2015 – In the framework of a reflexion on the link between human rights and religion, FIDH conducted a seminar in Rabat (Morocco) on the impact of Islamism on women’s rights in a zone called the “Arc of Crisis”. Some thirty experts representing 11 countries where Islamist groups or parties have […]

Bahrain : Rights groups condemn death penalty sentence of Mohammed Ramadan and Husain Ali Moosa

Paris, 16 December 2015 – The undersigned organisations condemn the practice of capital punishment in Bahrain and urge the Government of Bahrain to commute any and all death sentences issued by its courts. On 29th December 2014, a Bahraini criminal court sentenced Mohammed Ramadan and Husain Ali Moosa to death for their alleged involvement in […]

Ecuador: Increase of the criminalisation of social protest in the context of extraction plans

Paris, Quito, 10 December 2015. FIDH and its member organisations in Ecuador, CEDHU and INREDH present and publish today a report (in spanish) analysing the phenomenon of criminalisation of social protest in Ecuador and urge the State to recognise the importance of freedom of speech and the legitimacy of peaceful denunciation, opposition and monitoring of […]

The killing of Zaman Mehsud

A message from Nepal

Dear all, I am shocked to hear the assassination of Zaman, he sent me some pictures just few days back!!!!  I have no words to express how saddened that I am to hear this. My deepest condolence to you all.

Amnesty International’s condolences for the terrible loss of Zaman Mehsud

Dear HRCP Friends, On behalf of my colleagues at Amnesty International,  I would like to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your colleague Zaman Mehsud and to express our solidarity in this tragic moment! We knew Zaman Mehsud through his work in South Waziristian, he has been a devoted human rights defender. We […]

Amnesty’s call

AI Index: ASA 33/2817/2015 4 November 2015 Pakistan: Immediately investigate killing of human rights defender and journalist Zaman Mehsud Amnesty International condemns the targeted killing of a journalist and human rights defender Zaman Mehsud on 3 November and urges the government to take immediate steps to ensure a prompt, independent and effective investigation and to […]

German embassy’s statement

“German Embassy shares the grief and sorrow of Pakistan’s human rights and media community about the murder of Zaman Mehsud, journalist and monitor of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. Our thoughts are with his family and with all those who have lost a dear friend and highly esteemed colleague. We trust that perpetrators will […]

Urdu Press Releases

پی آئی اے کے ملازم کی ہلاکت قابل مذمت ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 02فروری، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی)نے قانون نافذ کرنے والے اداروں کے تشدد کے نتیجے میں پاکستان انٹرنیشنل ایئر لائن (پی آئی اے) کے ایک ملازم کی ہلاکت اور دیگر چار افراد کے زخمی ہونے پر سخت تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے جو پی آئی کی نجکاری […]

جی ایس پی پلس کی شرائط پر بلاتاخیر عملدرآمد کیا جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 09 دسمبر، 2015 اگر حکومت اور کاروباری حلقے یورپی یونین کی طرف سے پیش کردہ سہولتوں سے فائدہ اٹھانا چاہتے ہیں تو پھر انہیں بلاتاخیر اور اتفاق رائے کے ساتھ جی ایس پی پلس کی شرائط پر عملدرآمد شروع کردینا چاہئے۔ یہ اتفاق رائے جی ایس پلس پر پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی […]

پاکستان کا کونسل برائے انسانی حقوق کی نشست سے محروم ہوجانا باعث افسوس ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 30 اکتوبر 2015 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے پاکستان کے اقوام متحدہ کی کونسل برائے انسانی حقوق کے لئے دوبارہ منتخب ہونے میں ناکامی پر افسوس کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے اس بات کو یقینی بنانے کے لئے فوری اقدامات کرنے کا مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ پاکستان میں […]

ثقافتی ورثے کو لاحق خطرات

پریس ریلیز لاہور 22 اکتوبر 2015 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے پنجاب حکومت سے کہا ہے کہ وہ اورنج ٹرین منصوبہ پر نظرثانی کرتے ہوئے لوگوں کے ثقافتی ورثے کے تحفظ کے بنیادی حق پر حملہ آور ہونے سے باز رہے۔ کمیشن نے کہا ہے کہ لاہور میں اورنج ٹرین کی خاطر جنرل پوسٹ […]

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First sentence under the new anti-protest legislation in Russia: Three years for Ildar Dadin while two more activists face conviction

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Paris, Moscow, 11 December 2015 – FIDH and its member organisation “Anti-Discrimination Centre Memorial” strongly condemn the sentence of Russian human rights activist Ildar Dadin to three years in closed detention facility for merely expressing his views. Ildar Dadin is famous for organising stand-alone protests holding banners with inscriptions criticizing Russia’s government policies. In a […]

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AZERBAIJAN: Leyla Yunus released on probation!

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Geneva-Paris, December 10, 2015 – The Baku Court of Appeal commuted yesterday the sentence against Ms. Leyla Yunus and Mr. Arif Yunusov to a release on probation for 5 years. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a joint OMCT-FIDH programme) welcomes this long-awaited decision which follows months of intensive struggle for their […]

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HRCP event notes quotas alone will not empower women

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Islamabad, December 11: As invaluable as affirmative action, including job quotas and reserved seats in the legislature, for women could be, empowerment for women was impossible in the absence of effective and across the board implementation of the quota regime and ensuring land rights for them. This was the consensus at a consultation organised by […]

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HRCP moot calls for GSP+ compliance

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Lahore, December 09: The government and the trade community must act expeditiously and in concert to ensure compliance with the GSP Plus conditionalities if they want to derive due benefit from the facilities offered by the European Union.  This was the consensus at the second consultation on GSP + organized by HRCP at its secretariat […]

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Mali: The attacks in Bamako and Kidal are to be added to the long list of war crimes and crimes against humanity

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Bamako – Paris, 7 December 2015 – FIDH, its member organisation in Mali, AMDH, and 13 Malian civil society organisations, strongly condemn the attacks perpetrated on November 20, 2015 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako and on November 28 in Kidal,  which may be qualified as international crimes according to the Statute of the […]

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LG polls: HRCP notes more violence and complaints of mismanagement in final phase

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lahore, December 5: Several incidents of violence and complaints of mismanagement were reported in the final phase of the local government elections in Sindh and Punjab on Saturday, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has stated. HRCP—which observed the local bodies elections in selected districts in both provinces—said in a statement released to the media: […]

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National Labour Conference, organized by the HRCP in Karachi on 4-5 December 2015

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Karachi Dec 5: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) organized a two-day National Labour Conference at hotel Regent Plaza, Karachi on December 4-5, 2015. Labour leaders from all parts of Pakistan participated and took part in the deliberations. The following recommendations were approved at the conclusion of the conference.   Recommendations:   The participants of […]

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HRCP alarmed by Pak opposition to UN resolution for rights defenders

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Lahore, December 1: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its alarm and serious dismay over Pakistan voting last week against a United Nations General Assembly resolution that called for recognising the role of human rights defenders (HRDs) and the need for their protection. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission said: […]

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Pakistan: USCIRF Condemns Attack on Ahmadis

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns in the strongest possible terms the heinous attack on an Ahmadi Muslim factory and mosque on November 21 and 22 in the Jehlum district located in the Punjab province. “USCIRF strongly condemns this attack against the Ahmadi […]

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UN resolution for protection of HR defenders

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(Geneva, New-York, Paris) The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a joint FIDH-OMCT programme) commends the passing of a United Nations General Assembly resolution on the protection of human rights defenders in the Third Committee yesterday. At a time when human rights defenders have come under increasing pressure amidst a growing crackdown on […]

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HRCP moot demands proper framework to deal with internal displacement

| November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Islamabad, November 26: Pakistan must stop dealing with its many internal displacement situations in an ad hoc manner and adopt a specific framework in line with internal standards on displacement. This was the consensus opinion of the participants at a consultation organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Thursday. The participants included […]

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HRCP seeks PM’s intervention to stay execution of paraplegic prisoner

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lahore, November 23: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has written to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stay the execution of Abdul Basit, a paraplegic death row prisoner detained in Faisalabad prison, after warrants were issued for him to be hanged on November 25. In its letter to the premier, HRCP highlighted that this […]

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