An HRCP consultation (Lahore, April 20) discussed strategies for better implementation of the 2014 Supreme Court judgement on minorities' religious rights.
HRCP organized a consultation (Islamabad, May 25), on addressing the challenges facing the Kalash community
Participants at an HRCP consultation (Islamabad, May 16) on challenges to effective representation of religious minorities in parliament.

Press Release

Time to save and rebuild democracy

Press release Lahore, July 29. Commenting on the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama papers case and the subsequent developments the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for a nationwide effort to build strong democratic traditions. In a statement issued here today the commission said: The highest court in the land has spoken and its […]

HRCP condemns the Mustang killing of Hazaras

Press release Lahore, July 19: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) strongly condemns the latest incident of wanton violence against the Hazara Shia Community in Balochistan and takes serious notice of the government’s failure to curb violence against a minority community and its inability to crackdown on known militant outfits.  The latest targeted killing to […]

SAHR Declaration on Peace, Security and Protection of Human Rights at Borders in South Asia

The South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has issued the following declaration on peace and protection of human rights along borders in South Asia. We, members of civil society from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, have gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal on 7 and 8 July 2017 at the Round Table […]

HRCP condemns attack on Asma Jahangir’s associates in courtroom

Lahore, June 22: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned an attack by scores of lawyers on renowned lawyer Asma Jahangir’s associates inside a courtroom in the Lahore High Court. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP denounces in the strongest possible terms the assault on Asma Jahangir’s associates. […]

Media Monitoring

UN Human Rights Committee’s Concluding Observations on Pakistan

ICJ statement on the UN Human Rights Committee’s Concluding Observations on Pakistan

Greetings from the International Commission of Jurists!   The UN Human Rights Committee, the treaty-monitoring body responsible for overseeing states’ compliance with the ICCPR, issued its Concluding Observations and recommendations on Pakistan today. Please find the Concluding Observations attached. Some of the Committee’s recommendations include: ·       Ensure the National Commission for Human Rights is able to […]

Internship Programme

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is providing a two-month internship opportunity. Hurry up and apply and also help spread the word. HRCP Internship HumanRights SavingHumanity

SAHR appeals to Afghanistan and Pakistan to formulate a joint strategy to confront terrorism and insurgency plaguing their nations

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional human rights organization, is deeply concerned about the tense situation arisen between Afghanistan and Pakistan owing to Pakistan’s instant reaction to the deadly terror attack in Lahore and the horrendous massacre of pilgrims at the Shrine of Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif, Sindh. Violence […]

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

مستونگ میں ہزارہ برادری کے لوگوں کا قتل قابل مذمت ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 19جولائی2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے بلوچستان میں ہزارہ شیعہ برادری کے خلاف بہیمانہ تشدد کے حالیہ ترین واقعے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے اور اقلیتی برادری کے خلاف تشدد پر قابو پانے اور معروف شدت پسند تنظیموں کے خلاف کارروائی کرنے میں حکومتی ناکامی پر شدید […]

کمرہ عدالت میں عاصمہ جہانگیر کے ساتھی وکلاء پر حملہ قابل مذمت ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 22-جون 2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی)نے عدالت عالیہ لاہور کے کمرہ عدالت میں معروف وکیل عاصمہ جہانگیر کے ساتھی وکلاء پر درجنوں وکیلوں کے حملے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے۔ بروز جمعرات جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا: ’’ایچ آر سی پی عاصمہ جہانگیر […]

ایک صحافی کا قتل، دوسرے کو سنگین خطرات تشویش کا باعث ہیں

پریس ریلیز لاہور 12-جون 2017   پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے ہری پور میں ایک صحافی کے قتل جبکہ لاہور میں دوسرے کو قتل کی دھمکیوں اور ان پر ہونے والے بظاہر حملے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے۔ پیر کو جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں، کمیشن نے کہا:’’ ہمیں […]

بدین میں اغواء ہونے والے چار سیاسی کارکنوں کی بازیابی کا مطالبہ

پریس ریلیز لاہور 29-مئی 2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے بروز ہفتہ اور اتوار ضلع بدین میں چار سیاسی کارکنوں کی مبینہ جبری گمشدگی کی مذمت کی ہے۔ پیر کو جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا: ’’ہفتے کو رات گئے اور اتوار کو علی الصبح ضلع بدین کے چار مختلف دیہاتوں […]

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Lahore, May 19: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced serious alarm over arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression, a climate of intimidation and the authorities’ stated intent to act against any perceived slight to the armed forces through the social media. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes […]

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