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HRCP calls for action on UN plea on disappearances

Lahore, September 15: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the government to implement the recommendations made by the United Nation’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. The commission has also asked the authorities concerned to pay due attention to the working group’s latest report to the UN Human Rights Council. […]

Mother Teresa Canonized as a Saint in Special Mass Offered by His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican

September 06: The National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), a rights based organization of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, highly appreciates the canonization of Mother Teresa as a Saint by His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday, September 4, 2016. St. Teresa of Calcutta died in 1997 at the age of 87. During her […]

South Asian States must criminalize enforced disappearances

30 August 2016: Large-scale enforced disappearances in South Asia can only be addressed if all the region’s governments immediately criminalize this serious human rights violation, said lawyers and activists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka during a Conference on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances, organized by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Human […]

HRCP for promptly addressing threats to legal community in Quetta

Lahore, August 11: The HRCP has voiced grave concern over a bomb blast in Quetta on Thursdaythat sought to target a judge of the Federal Shariat Court. It has demanded prompt action to ensure protection for lawyer and judges. In a statement, the Commission said: “It is difficult not to see the explosion in Quetta […]

Media Monitoring

Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez arbitrarily arrested and denied due process rights

(Bangkok-Dhaka-Geneva-Madurai-Paris-Quezon City,) Our organisations strongly condemn today’s arbitrary arrest of Kashmiri human rights defender Mr. Khurram Parvez, and call for his immediate and unconditional release. On September 16 at 12:30 am, police officers came to Khurram Parvez’s home in Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, arrested him without presenting a warrant, and took him to the Kothi […]

Harassment of human rights defender Dr. Rubina Feroze Bhatti and closure of her organisation

On 2 September 2016, a team of police was seen in the vicinity of the home of the human rights defender Dr. Rubina Feroze Bhatti, and questioned her house maid of her whereabouts. The previous day, the NGO of the human rights defender, Taangh Wasaib Organization (TWO) was shut down by police and 8 of […]

Declaration of the FIDH Congress in solidarity with human rights defenders at risk

The 39th FIDH Congress, meeting in Johannesburg (Republic of South Africa) from 25 to 27 August 2016, wishes to express its solidarity and its support with human rights defenders who, across the planet, are subjected to harassment, attacks, repression and criminalisation for promoting human rights. Stressing that safety of human rights defenders is especially precarious […]

Supreme Court validation of military court trials a blow to the rule of law and human rights

Geneva, August 29: The Pakistani Supreme Court today rejected 16 petitions by families of people sentenced to death by military courts on fair trial grounds. The Court has held the petitioners failed to prove the military courts’ proceedings violated their constitutional right to a fair trial. As highlighted by the ICJ in a briefing paper […]

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

جبری گمشدگیوں سے متعلق اقوام متحدہ کی سفارشات پر عملدرآمد کیا جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکومت سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ وہ جبری یا غیررضاکارانہ گمشدگیوں سے متعلق اقوام متحدہ کے ورکنگ گروپ کی سفارشات پر عملدرآمد کرے۔کمیشن نے متعلقہ حکام سے یہ بھی مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ وہ ورکنگ گروپ کی جانب سے اقوام متحدہ کی […]

جنوبی ایشیائی ریاستوں کو جبری گمشدگی کو جرم قرار دیناچاہیے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 30اگست، 2016 عالمی کمیشن برائے ماہرین قانون (آئی سی جے) اور پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے جبری گمشدگی کے متاثرین کے عالمی دن پر ایک کانفرنس منعقد کی جس میں بنگلہ دیش، ہندوستان، نیپال، پاکستان اور سری لنکا سے وکلاء اور کارکنوں نے شرکت کی جن کا […]

کوئٹہ کی قانونی برادری کو لاحق خطرات کا ازالہ کیا جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 11اگست، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے جمعرات کو کوئٹہ میں ہونے والے بم دھماکے پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے جس میں وفاقی شرعی عدالت کے ایک جج کو نشانہ بنانے کی کوشش کی گئی۔ کمیشن نے ججوں اور وکلاء کے تحفظ کو یقینی بنانے […]

ایچ آر سی پی کی کوئٹہ سانحے کی مذمت، حکومت سے شہریوں کے تحفظ کا مطالبہ

پریس ریلیز لاہور 08اگست، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے پیر کو کوِئٹہ میں وکلاء کے خلاف دو حملوں کی شدید مذمت کی ہے۔ جن میں کم ازکم 53 افراد جاں بحق ہوئے۔ کمیشن نے حکومت کی جانب سے شہریوں کے تحفظ کے لیے دہشت گردی اور منظم جرائم کے انسداد کے لیے موثر […]

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