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HRCP demands across-the-board action against terrorists

Lahore, February 17: Strongly condemning the Sehwan Sharif suicide bombing and a series of terrorist attacks in the country over the last few days, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded decisive crackdown on all manifestations of violence, especially in the name of faith. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP is […]

Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

HRCP appalled by anchor’s ceaseless hatemongering

Lahore, February 10, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over a vicious campaign by a TV anchorperson against several renowned journalists and rights defenders in a tirade that has been going on for weeks. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP has been horrified by the licence […]

International Law and Human Rights must be our Compass

New York, Paris, 31 January 2017 – President Donald Trump is putting the United States out of step with international human rights principles of non-discrimination and the protection of refugees, declared FIDH today, the worldwide movement for human rights. “Let us be perfectly clear: refugees are not terrorists, they are the first victims of terror,” […]

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SAHR expresses concern on the increasing visa restrictions in South Asia

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) a regional human rights network, is concerned about the increased visa restrictions in the region. Recently, Ms. Sultana Kamal, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist in Bangladesh, who is also a SAHR Bureau Member, was denied visa to visit India in December 2016. She is the present chairperson […]

Another accidental death reported at Gadani ship-breaking yard

KARACHI: The abrupt death of a young worker on Sunday afternoon at the Gadani ship-breaking yard number 69 further reinforced the lack of safety measures in place despite repeated accidents that have resulted in several casualties. Dilshaad, 24, was taking a break at cargo ship Snowdon, owned by Aamer Sattar, when the lock of the […]

BAHRAIN: Court postpones verdict for the fifth time of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, facing up to 15 years in jail

Paris-Geneva, December 17, 2016 – For the fifth time in a row, Court postpones verdict of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab as he remains jailed for his tweets and his human rights activities in violation of his right to freedom of expression. Furthermore, the health of Mr. Rajab has seriously deteriorated since his arrest in June 2016. On December 15, 2016, after a fifteen […]

Cambodia: In landmark decision, UN body declares the detention of five human rights defenders arbitrary

(Geneva-Paris-Phnom Penh, December 19, 2016) Our organisations welcome the recent Opinion adopted by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) that recognise the arbitrary nature of the detention of human rights defenders Ny Chakrya, Ny Sokha, Yi Soksan, Nay Vanda, and Lim Mony. Our organisations call upon the Cambodian authorities to implement the […]

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

انسانی حقوق کے کارکنوں کی فوری بازیابی یقینی بنائی جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 09جنوری،  2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے گذشتہ چند دنوں کے دوران لاہوراوراسلام آباد میں انسانی حقوق کے چارکارکنوں کی گمشدگی پرتشویش کا اظہار اوران کی فوری بازیابی کا مطالبہ کیا ہے۔ پیرکوجاری ہونیوالے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا: ” ایچ آرسی پی کو 04 جنوری کو وقاص گورایا اورعاصم […]

لاہور شہر کی بندش سے عوام کے شاہراہوں کے استعمال کا حق متاثر ہوا ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 05جنوری، 2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے اس امر پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے کہ حکام نے بروز بدھ لاہور بند کرنے کے لیے انتہائی غیر ذمہ دارانہ طریقہ کار اختیار کیا۔ حکام کے اقدام کا بظاہر مقصد ایک احتجاج کو رکوانا تھا۔ جمعرات کو جاری ہونے والے ایک […]

مصنفہ کا میڈیا ٹرائل اورکردارکشی قابل مذمت ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 07نومبر، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آرسی پی) نے روایتی الیکٹرانک و سوشل میڈیا پر معروف مصنفہ اورتجزیہ کارڈاکٹرعائشہ صدیقہ کے خلاف چلنے والی مہم کو شرمناک قراردیتے ہوئے اسے جمہوری و روادارمعاشرے کی اقدارکے منافی قراردیا ہے۔ پیرکو جاری ہونیوالے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا کہ ڈاکٹرصدیقہ کو […]

ذہنی معذور قیدی کی پھانسی روکی جائے: ایچ آر سی پی

پریس ریلیز لاہور 27 اکتوبر 2016 لاہور، اکتوبر 27: پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکام سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ سزائے موت کے ایک ذہنی معذور قیدی کی پھانسی پر عملدرآمد روکا جائے جسے وہاڑی میں 02 نومبر کو پھانسی دیے جانے کا نوٹیفکیشن جاری ہوا ہے۔ ایچ آر سی […]

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Pakistan – Disappearance of human rights defender Samar Abbas

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 14 January 2017, the family of missing human rights defender Mr. Samar Abbas registered a First Information Report (FIR) at Ramna Police station in Islamabad regarding his disappearance from Islamabad on 7 January 2017. Samar Abbas is the president of the Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan (CPAP). CPAP is a human rights group based inKarachi […]

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HRCP demands bloggers’ recovery, end to climate of fear

| January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, January 14: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm over a growing sense of insecurity among civil society activists following disappearance of several bloggers over the last fortnight. It has called for their immediate recovery. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Commission stated: “The authorities are surely aware of a climate of […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

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HRCP demands quick recovery of missing activists

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, January 9, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over four rights activists going missing in Lahore and Islamabad over the last few days. It has demanded their immediate recovery. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission said: “HRCP is greatly alarmed by Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed disappearing on January […]

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Lahore closure denied people’s right to use thoroughfares: HRCP

| January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

January 5, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over the cavalier manner of the authorities in closing down Lahore on Wednesday, apparently to prevent a protest. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP is shocked by the manner in which the government chose to practically shut […]

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Overwhelming Majority of States support a Universal Moratorium on the Death Penalty

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

(Paris, 20 December 2016) FIDH applauds the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution to establish a global moratorium on the death penalty, endorsed by an overwhelming majority on 19 December 2016. A record number of 117 States voted in favor of the text; 40 voted against it, and 31 abstained. “This vote […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

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HRCP demands probe into Rabwah raid, assault on Ahmadi worship place

| December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lahore, December 14: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating treatment of Ahmadi citizens both at the hands of those tasked with security as well as the zealots. It has demanded a thorough investigation into a raid in Rabwah and attack on an Ahmadi worship place in Chakwal. […]

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The Philippines: Congress should block effort to reintroduce death penalty

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, express serious concern over the rapid efforts by members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines to adopt a bill restoring the death penalty in the country. On 29 November 2016, the Sub-Committee on Judicial Reforms of the House Committee on Justice, which is chaired by Congressman Marcelino […]

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Govt. urged to answer UN committee’s questions on Pakistan’s rights record

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

13 December 2016: Following the recent adoption by the United Nations Human Rights Committee of a document raising a multiplicity of concerns about Pakistan’s human rights record, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) have today urged the Pakistani authorities to fully engage with the UN human rights body […]

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No right of freedom of expression without the right to know!

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lahore, December 10:  To mark the international day for Human Rights, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) organized a conference entitled ‘no right without the right to freedom of expression’, at the press club of Lahore; followed by a demonstration outside the club.   The speakers at the conference included Ms. Asma Jahangir, Dr. Mehdi […]

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HRCP praises law on conversions, urges enforcement

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Lahore, November 30: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed criminalization of forced conversion by the legislature in Sindh and urged the authorities to ensure that the law is enforced. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Commission said: “In adopting Sindh Criminal Law (Protection of Minorities) Bill the Sindh Assembly has […]

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FIDH draws attention to violence against women in Africa in a comic strip

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

(Paris, 24 November 2016) Every day, everywhere, women are victims of sexual violence. FIDH and its members and partners are fighting daily to end this scourge. To this end, States must be held accountable: they have the obligation and the means to take measures to eliminate violence against women. On the occasion of the International […]

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BANGLADESH: Mahmudur Rahman finally freed after more than three years in arbitrary detention

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Paris-Geneva-Hong-Kong, November 24, 2016 – After 1,322 days in arbitrary detention, journalist Mr. Mahmudur Rahman has been finally released on bail this afternoon. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT) and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) welcome his long-overdue release, and urge authorities to drop all pending charges against him.   […]

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Philippines: Plans to reinstate the death penalty must be abandoned

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

and its member organization in the Philippines Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) Joint press release Philippines: Plans to reinstate the death penalty must be abandoned   (Paris, Manila, 18 November 2016) Philippine parliamentarians must shelve proposed draft legislation aimed at reinstating the death penalty in the country’s legal system, FIDH and its member […]

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