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Death penalty: HRCP for urgent safeguards to comply with state obligations

Lahore, October 9: On the eve of World Day against the Death Penalty on October 10, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the government to urgently institute safeguards to ensure that a generalised resumption of executions does not violate Pakistan’s human rights obligations. In a statement issued to the media, the Commission […]

Gathering clouds threaten democracy, rights: HRCP

Karachi, October 5: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over growing threats to democracy and human rights amid a combination of neglect of human rights and a ‘civil-military imbalance’. A statement issued at the conclusion of the autumn meeting of the Commission’s Executive Council said: “The HRCP Executive Council notes with […]

HRCP moot says promoting commonalities can check sectarian disharmony

Lahore, 30 Sept 2015: A consultative dialogue was held at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday to identify common avenues for the promotion of peace and sectarian harmony among various Muslim sects. The event was attended by more than 40 religious scholars and academics from Lahore, Multan, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Akora Khattak, Karak, […]

Stop hanging of a disabled man; HRCP

Lahore, September 20: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the President to stay the hanging of Abdul Basit, a paraplegic man, which is scheduled for Tuesday (Sept 22) and grant him reprieve. In a statement issued here today, the commission said: “Human rights activists throughout Pakistan and beyond have been shocked […]

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Emerging Powers Succeeding in Debilitating the Human Rights Council

Geneva, 2 October 2015 – Behind-the-scenes deals that promote impunity are getting the upper hand over transparent multilateral processes at the UN Human Rights Council. The adoption of a flawed resolution that turns a blind eye to crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is a clear illustration of this. The Council’s failure to […]

Limiting the use of veto in case of mass atrocity crimes

FIDH Statement Limiting the use of veto in case of mass atrocity crimes (New-York, 30 September 2015) FIDH an organisation representing 178 organisations worldwide expresses its support to the idea that permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should voluntarily agree to refrain from using their veto in situations involving mass atrocity crimes. […]

Saudi Arabia: Don’t deport Sudanese journalist to Sudan

5 September 2015 – Saudi Arabian authorities should release and refrain from deporting the Sudanese journalist Waleed Aldoud Al-Mekki Al-Hussein, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS), East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP), European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights, and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said today. […]

Syria: Finally free, Mazen Darwish must now be acquitted

Paris-Geneva, 10 August 2015 – The release today of prominent human rights defender Mazen Darwish, after three years and a half of detention, is a great relief, said the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Despite his release, Mazen Darwish, like his colleagues Hussein Ghrer and Hani al-Zaitani, has been charged with “publicising […]

HRCP condemns Karachi incident

SAHR Statement condemning the killing of civilians in Karachi

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a democratic regional network of human rights defenders, strongly condemns the attack on members of the Ismaili sect, killing 47 and injuring a dozen more, by gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan. On 13 May, six armed men on three motorbikes had opened fire on a bus carrying a group of […]


PRESS STATEMENT May 14, 2014   Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace & Democracy (PIPFPD) strongly condemns the brutal attack in Karachi where 47 people including women were gunned down. The attackers targetted an Ismaili community bus. Jundullah, an anti-shia militia and a splinter group of Tehrik-e-Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.   The killing […]

Pakistan: Arrest, Prosecute Sectarian Killers

(New York, May 14, 2015) – The Pakistan government should investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the May 13, 2015 attack on members of the Ismaili Shia community in Karachi that killed 43 people, Human Rights Watch said today. An extremist group called Jundullah, a splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), or Pakistani […]

Karachi incident calls for appropriate and immediate action to counter religiously motivated terrorism: CHRE

Centre for Human Rights Education- Pakistan, an organization working to promote religious tolerance and respect of religious diversity has strongly condemned the barbaric attack on the Ismaili community (a group of Shia Muslims) in which at least 46 died and 24 injured including children reportedly.     Mr. Samson Salamat, Director of the Centre for […]

Urdu Press Releases

سزائے موت پر عملدرآمد سے پاکستان کہیں بدعہدی کا شکار نہ ہوجائے

لاہور 09اکتوبر،2015ء پریس ریلیز 10اکتوبر کو سزائے موت کے خلاف عالمی دن کے موقع پر پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق(ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکومت پر زور دیا ہے کہ وہ ایسے حفاظتی اقدامات کرے جس سے اس بات کو یقینی بنایا جاسکے کہ ایسی سزاؤں کے ازسرنوآغاز سے پاکستان ان ذمہ داریوں کی خلاف […]

کچھ نادیدہ قوتیں بنیادی انسانی حقوق کو ملیا میٹ کرنے پر تُلی ہوئی ہیں

لاہور 6اکتوبر،2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے جمہوریت اور انسانی حقوق کو درپیش خطرات میں اضافے پر گہری تشویش کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ اس وقت سماج میں انسانی حقوق کو نظرانداز کرنے کے علاوہ سول۔ فوجی عدم توازن میں اضافہ ہورہا ہے جس کے باعث جمہوریت اور انسانی حقوق […]

فرقہ وارانہ ہم آہنگی کی روک تھام مشترک نظریات کے فروغ سے ممکن ہے

لاہور 30ستمبر،2015ء پریس ریلیز ملک میں فرقہ وارانہ امن کے قیام اور ہم آہنگی کو فروغ دینے کے لیے پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق کے زیر اہتمام علماء کا ایک مشاورتی مکالمہ ہوا جس میں دوسرے شہروں کے علاوہ لاہور، ملتان، کراچی، کوئٹہ، کرم ایجنسی، پشاور، پارا چنار، اکوڑہ، خٹک، کرک اور خیبرایجنسی کے چالیس […]

جبری گمشدگیوں سے متعلق اقوام متحدہ کے معاہدے کی توثیق کی جائے

لاہور 30اگست،2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکومت سے جبری وغیرارادی گمشدگیوں سے متعلق اقوام متحدہ کے معاہدے کی فوری طور پر توثیق کرنے کا مطالبہ کیا ہے۔ کمیشن نے یہ بھی مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ جبری گمشدگیوں میں ملوث عناصر کے خلاف قانونی چارہ جوئی کی جائے […]

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Islamabad, August 30: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the government to immediately ratify the UN Convention against Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances. The Commission also called for prosecution of those involved in enforced disappearances as not even a single person has been prosecuted.  In a statement issued at the International Day […]

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HRCP for a reality check of anti-terror drive

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Lahore, August 17: While offering condolences to the families of the victims of the Attock terrorist blast the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the federal and Punjab governments to reappraise their strategy for fighting terrorism. In a statement issued here today the commission said:

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10 August 2015 – The Sport for Rights coalition, of which FIDH and OMCT are members within the framework of the Observatory, resolutely condemns the brutal murder of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev, who died on 9 August in a Baku hospital, after he was severely beaten on 8 August by a group of people. Rasim […]

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Child abuse in Kasur: HRCP demands thorough probe, prosecution

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Lahore, August 10: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over sexual abuse of children in Kasur and demanded prompt investigation, prosecution and effective steps to save the children from sexual violence. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “HRCP is horrified to learn of the child sexual abuse […]

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Pakistan : Government defies EU and international law and executes presumed juvenile offender

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Paris, Lahore, 4 August 2015 – In the early hours of 4 August 2015 the Pakistani authorities executed Shafqat Hussain, believed to be a juvenile offender, in defiance of international law, basic human rights, and appeals by civil society, EU and UN officials to stay his execution. “The execution of Shafqat Hussain is the latest […]

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Lahore, August 2: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the authorities engaged in an anti-encroachment operation in Sector I-11 of Islamabad to act in a responsible manner and to pay attention to the housing needs of the people being evicted. In a statement, the Commission said: “HRCP does not justify encroachment and […]

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Karachi action mustn’t undermine due process, right to criticise institutions: HRCP

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Lahore, July 28: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for greater transparency and due process in the Rangers’ operation in Karachi and expressed concern over actions that can undermine citizens’ right to criticise and question actions of state institutions. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission stated: “In the ongoing Rangers’ […]

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Syria: Selective application of amnesty leaves Mazen Darwish in jail

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Paris-Geneva, 24 July 2015 – Granted amnesty, Hussain Ghrer and Hani Al-Zaitani were released on 17 July and 18 July 2015, respectively. Both had been arbitrarily detained since February 2012, for promoting freedom of expression and monitoring gross human rights violations committed in Syria. The Observatory welcomes their release, but expresses its extreme concern for […]

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HRCP slams killing of disappearance victim in Sindh

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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