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Quetta attack: HRCP urges rethink on terror fighting plan

Lahore, October 25: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned Monday night’s attack on the police academy in Quetta and demanded reassessment of the counter-terrorism strategy to put an end to the blood-letting. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission said: “It is alarming that despite apparent focus on countering terrorism […]

HRCP’s alarm over placing journalist’s name on ECL

Lahore, October 11: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded that all curbs on journalist Cyril Almeida travelling abroad must be immediately withdrawn and any grievance that the authorities might have against him must be dealt with in accordance with the law, due process and universally acknowledged freedoms of opinion and expression. In […]

HRCP slams faith-based violence in Balochistan

Lahore, October 07: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the authorities and the political and religious parties to take effective steps to stop the faith-based violence and bloodletting in Balochistan. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP has serious concerns over the recent attack in Quetta where four […]

Yasin Malik’s health deteriorates; Rights group intervenes

New Delhi, October 06: Responding to President of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Yasin Malik’s wife’s claim of deliberate negligence towards treatment of her husband, the secretary General of South Asia Forum for Human Rights has written to the Foreign Secretary asking them to provide the Hurriyat leader with the adequate treatment. This come days […]

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Syria: Free Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq Held for 4 Years

Geneva, New York, 4 October 2016 – Syria should immediately release the Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his assistant, Mohamed Thatha, 31 human rights organizations said today, on the fourth anniversary of their enforced disappearance. On October 2, 2012, the two men are believed to have been arrested at a government-operated checkpoint on their way from Ma’touq’s home in the Damascus suburb […]

The DRC under scrutiny: the Human Rights Council places the country at the center of its attention

Geneva, Paris, 30 September 2016 — The UN Human Rights Council placed the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under scrutiny today by adopting a resolution that puts the country at the center of its attention. This strong political move was essential to respond to the human rights crisis that is unfolding in the DRC […]

Going backwards: The death penalty in Southeast Asia

(Paris, 10 October 2016) Over the past year, Southeast Asia has witnessed significant setbacks with regard to the abolition of the death penalty, FIDH said in a new report published today, on the occasion of the 14th World Day Against the Death Penalty. The report, titled “Going backwards: The death penalty in Southeast Asia,” provides […]

West Bengal peace activists call for talks

Eighty peace activists, leaders, eminent citizens from West Bengal call for India Pakistan dialogue to secure peace: A N  A P P E A L We the following signatories from West Bengal are deeply concerned about the escalating tension between the two neighbouring countries, India and Pakistan, and the jingoism in support of armed conflict […]

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

کوئٹہ حملہ: انسداد دہشت گردی کے منصوبے پر نظرثانی کی جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 25اکتوبر، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے پیر کی رات کوئٹہ میں پولیس اکیڈمی پر ہونے والے حملے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے اور انسداد دہشت گردی کی حکمت عملی پر نظرثانی کا مطالبہ کیا ہے تاکہ اس خونریزی کا خاتمہ کیا جاسکے۔ منگل کو جاری ہونے […]

صحافی کا نام ای سی ایل میں ڈالنا باعث تشویش ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 11اکتوبر، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ صحافی سرل المائڈا کے بیرون ملک سفر پر عائد تمام پابندیاں فوری طور پر ختم کی جائیں اور اگر حکام کو ان سے کوئی شکایات ہیں تو ان کا ازالہ قانون، معین طریقہ کار کے حق […]

سول سوسائٹی کی تنظیموں کو دھمکانا ، سولین حکومت کا اپنی ذمہ داریوں سے دستبردار ہونا تشویشناک امر ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 03  اکتوبر،   2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے سول سوسائٹی کی تنظیموں کو دھمکانے اور اس بات کو افسوس ناک قراردیا ہے کہ سولین حکومت نے اہم معاملات کو اپنے ہاتھ سے نکل جانے کی اجازت دی ہے جس سے ملک کے جمہوری مستقبل کے لیے […]

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 […]

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SAHR statement on the postponement of the SAARC Summit

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, is deeply concerned about the postponement of the 19th South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit which was scheduled to be held in Pakistan in November 2016. We understand that this is due to the decision made by the Prime Minister […]

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“Guinea: waiting for justice” – Victims of State violence testify

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

(Conakry, 27 September 2016) Seven years after the 28 September 2009 massacre, FIDH and OGDH want to pay tribute and listen to the thousands of victims of the Guinea state violence. The two organisations invited the English photographer Tommy Trenchard to meet with the victims who they have been supporting since 2009 in their quest […]

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Thailand: Immediately drop sedition case and all proceedings against human rights lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Geneva, Paris, 3 October 2016 – The Thai Government should immediately drop all proceedings against human rights lawyer, Sirikan Charoensiri, including the specious accusation of sedition, which apparently relate to her organization’s representation of 14 student activists peacefully protesting in June 2015, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Asian Forum […]

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The Human Rights Council takes responsible action to prevent the worst in Burundi

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Geneva, Paris, 30 September 2016 – By adopting a resolution that condemns the serious crimes committed in Burundi, the UN Human Rights Council took responsible action to try and prevent the worst as the country is sliding further towards violence and the risk of genocide is real. This resolution also establishes an international commission of […]

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CSO intimidation, civilian set-up abdicating role alarm HRCP

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 3: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called intimidation of civil society organisations (CSOs) and the civilian government allowing important matters to slip out of its hands regrettable developments, which would have grave implications for the country’s democratic future. The HRCP executive council, which met in Karachi to consider the human […]

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HRCP concerns grow over rights situation in Karachi

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Karachi, October 1: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave apprehensions over the prevailing human rights concerns in Karachi being aggravated by new problems cropping up in recent months. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Executive Council of the Commission said that it had decided to hold its autumn meeting in […]

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HRCP moot demands urgent attention to workers’ right in ‘forgotten mining sector’

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Karachi, September 30: The regulation of the mining industry in all parts of Pakistan needed to be urgently looked at in order to prevent injury and loss of lives among mine workers, mitigate hazards to the environment and minimize mining-related displacement and its impact. This was the consensus of a two-day national consultation on concerns regarding […]

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

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

(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 […]

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HRCP calls for action on UN plea on disappearances

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

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. […]

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

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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