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Youhanabad incidents: HRCP for fair-handed probe

Lahore, March 28: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern at the Youhanabad Christian community’s complaints of police highhandedness in rounding up people on the suspicion of their involvement with the lynching and burning of two young men and the state of fear that prevails in the locality. The Commission has […]

HRCP demands release of activist picked up in Turbat

Lahore, March 24: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has slammed the ‘disappearance’ of one of its activists, Shahdad Mumtaz, in Turbat and demanded that Shahdad must be accorded due process if he is suspected of any crime, or immediately released by the security forces that had detained him on Saturday. In a statement […]

HRCP for effective steps to protect the minorities

Lahore, March 16: While condemning the attacks on Lahore’s two churches last Sunday, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the federal and provincial governments to act decisively to protect the religious minorities’ interests if greater disasters are to be avoided. In a statement issued here today, the commission said: The Sunday’s […]

HRCP calls for halting execution of Shafqat Hussain

Lahore, March 13: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has called upon the prime minister and the minister of the interior to intervene to spare the life of Shafqat Hussain, a death row prisoner who was around 14 years old at the time of commission of the offence that he has been convicted of. Shafqat, […]

HRCP’s alarm over move towards general revival of executions

Lahore, March 11: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over recent actions by the authorities aimed at resuming executions for all death penalty offences. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Commission said: “HRCP must express its serious alarm over worrying recent movement towards resumption of executions for all death […]

Peshawar carnage Condemned

پاکستان ہندوکونسل کی افواجِ پاکستان سے موثر عسکری آپریشن کی استدعا

پاکستان ہندوکونسل کی افواجِ پاکستان سے موثر عسکری آپریشن کی استدعا، ایک منٹ کی خاموشی، شمعیں روشن کیں، متاثرہ خاندانوں کا غم پوری پاکستانی قوم کا مشترکہ غم ہے، ڈاکٹر رمیش کمار ونکوانی   کراچی / اسلام آباد (18دسمبر2014ئ): پاکستان میں بسنے والی ہندوبرادری کی ملک گیر نمائندہ تنظیم پاکستان ہندوکونسل نے اپنی ایگزیکٹو کمیٹی […]

Barbaric attack on Army Public School in Peshawar: NCJP

National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Human Rights body of the Catholic Church strongly condemns the tragic and barbaric attack by terrorists on Army Public School, in cantonment area of Peshawar. We grieve and stand with the families of the children of the affected and killed in this cowardly etc. National Director, Fr. Emmanuel […]

SAHR Condemns the Massacre in Peshawar

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) condemns the massacre at the Army Public School in Peshawar where 141 people have been killed of which 132 are children. Our thoughts are with the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of those that have been injured. The horrific incident is yet another example of the […]

Nomad Gallery Islamabad

Lets express our strongest condemnation on the Peshawar Army Public School’s children’s Killings.   Various organisations and individuals have given protest calls to condemn the brutal act of killing of school children and show solidarity with grieved families.   3:00: Protest call by AWP, Pashtun Nationalist Parties and Student Unions in front of the Islamabad […]

ASR:

ASR condemns the bombing of the school…this is more important at the moment…we must fight back!

Urdu Press Release

ایچ آر سی پی کے متحرک کارکن کی”جبری گمشدگی“ کی مذمت

لاہور 24مارچ،2015ئ پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے تربت میں اپنے ایک متحرک کارکن شاہ داد ممتاز کی”گمشدگی“ کی شدید مذمت کرتے ہوئے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ اگر شاہ داد پر کسی جرم میں ملوث ہونے کا شبہ ہے تو ان کے خلاف قانون کے مطابق کارروائی کی جائے یا پھر سکیورٹی فورسز […]

اقلیتوں کے تحفظ کے لیے موثر اقدامات کئے جائیں

لاہور 16مارچ،2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے لاہور میں گزشتہ اتوارکو دو گرجاگھروں پر ہونے والے حملوں کی مذمت کی ہے اور وفاقی وصوبائی حکومتوں سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ مذہبی اقلیتوں کے حقوق کے تحفظ کے لیے فیصلہ کن کارروائی کی جائے تاکہ بڑے سانحات سے بچا […]

پھانسیوں پرعائد پابندی کا مکمل خاتمہ باعث تشویش ہے

لاہور 11مارچ،2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے سزائے موت کے تمام قیدیوں کو پھانسیاں دینے کے حکومتی فیصلے پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ بدھ کو جاری ہونے والے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہاکہ ”دہشت گردی کے واقعات میں ملوث مجرموں کو پھانسی دینے کے لیے پھانسی پر عائد پابندی […]

ماما قدیر اور دو دیگرکارکنوں کوبیرونِ ملک سفر سے روکنا قابل مذمت ہے

لاہور 05مارچ،2015ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے انسانی حقوق کے ان تین بلوچ کارکنون کو بیرون ملک سفر کرنے سے روکے جانے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے جنہیں حکام نے مطلع کیا تھا کہ ریاست مخالف سرگرمیوں کی وجہ سے ان کے نام ایگزکٹ کنٹرول لسٹ (ای سی ایل) میں شامل ہیں۔ […]

تھر میں این جی او کو ملنے والی دھمکیوں کے خلاف کارروائی کی جائے

لاہور 12فروری2015ء پریس ریلیز تھر میں این جی او کو ملنے والی دھمکیوں کے خلاف کارروائی کی جائے صوبہ سندھ کے ضلع تھرپارکر اور اس کے نزدیکی اضلاع میں کام کرنے والی ”اویئر“ نامی این جی او کے عملے کو ایک صوبائی وزیر کے رشتہ دار کی جانب سے ملنے والی دھمکیاں باعث تشویش ہیں۔ […]

Media Monitoring

Human rights organisations alarmed by bill that will give surveillance agencies dangerous new powers

Paris, 25 March 2015 – FIDH, Privacy International, Amnesty International, the French League for Human Rights (LDH), and Reporters Without Borders are alarmed by the expansive surveillance powers to be granted to surveillance agencies contained in a Bill transferred to the French parliament on Friday. Under the new law, French intelligence agencies would be empowered […]

ncorporating human rights into investment strategies: 2014 Non-Financial Rating of the 28 EU Member States

Paris, 24 March 2015 – In a study released today, FIDH ranks the 28 EU Member States on the basis of 67 human rights and 17 environmental indicators, in a useful guide for responsible investors. The study “EU Member States under the Spotlight” encourages investors in sovereign bond markets to invest in human rights respecting […]

Pakistan: Unprecedented wave of executions underway, including of juvenile offenders

Paris, Lahore, 18 March 2015 – FIDH and HRCP express our very serious concern and condemnation of the wave of executions that have taken place in Pakistan since the complete lifting of the moratorium on the death penalty last week. “This sudden and shocking wave of executions puts a terrible stain on Pakistan’s human rights […]

United Nations in Pakistan urges Government to reinstate moratorium on the death penalty

United Nations Statement United Nations in Pakistan urges Government to reinstate moratorium on the death penalty The United Nations in Pakistan expresses deep concern at the increasing number and pace of executions in the country since December 2014, and at the Government’s recent announcement that it has now withdrawn its moratorium on the death penalty […]

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim sentenced to five years in prison

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For Immediate Release

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