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Seeking support to prevent PECB from becoming a law in its present form

Dear friends, Through this communication, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) wants to bring to your attention the collective view of civil society organizations, on concerns regarding the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) 2016, as articulated in a consultation in Islamabad on July 25, 2016 as well as earlier deliberations. I write to […]

HRCP demands a firm schedule for holding consensus from the government

Islamabad, 23 July 2016:  The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan held a National Consultation on Census today. Participants included representatives of the Federal Government, political parties, civil society organizations, academicians and experts. Speakers and participants of the consultation spoke about the processes and the mechanisms needed for holding a fair census and emphasized on the […]

HRCP advises govt against reviving POPA

Lahore, July 22: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over moves to revive the Protection of Pakistan Act (POPA), which had expired on July 15, and urged the government to avoid resorting to laws that violate the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: […]

Call for legal reforms to ensure CAT implementation

LAHORE June 24, 2016 : The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, in collaboration with the World Organization against Torture (OMCT), organized a consultation for reviewing State compliance with the Convention against Torture, which Pakistan signed in 2010. The consultation aimed at mobilizing stakeholders, including civil society organizations, legal community, policymakers, national human rights institutions, media and State […]

Media Monitoring

New ICJ Report on “Military Injustice in Pakistan”

In January 2015, Pakistan empowered military courts to try civilians for terrorism-related offences as part of its 20-point “National Action Plan”, adopted by the Government following the horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. The National Action Plan envisioned military courts to be a short-term “solution” to try “terrorists”, to be operational only […]

8 March: Being born a girl means clearing a lot of hurdles

Monday 7 March 2016 All throughout their lives, women and girls must face various types of discrimination that greatly compromise their future prospects. During this International Women’s Rights Day, FIDH will be highlighting this sad fact in a video made by Agence Babel, with the voice of American film maker Randa Haines. FIDH reminds us […]

Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016 goes to Henri Tiphagne from India

Award ceremony to be held on April 25 at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin, Germany BERLIN, 25 JANUARY 2016 – Indian lawyer and human rights defender Henri Tiphagne will be awarded the 8th Human Rights Award by Amnesty International Germany. The award, which will be presented at an official ceremony on April 25 at […]

Defence of women’s rights and religious response: update and strategies by feminist activists from 11 countries

Paris, Rabat, 16 December 2015 – In the framework of a reflexion on the link between human rights and religion, FIDH conducted a seminar in Rabat (Morocco) on the impact of Islamism on women’s rights in a zone called the “Arc of Crisis”. Some thirty experts representing 11 countries where Islamist groups or parties have […]

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

اسسٹنٹ پولیٹیکل ایجنٹ کی جانب سے دو قاتلوں کی رہائی کا فیصلہ قابل مذمت ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 22 جون، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے ایک اسسٹنٹ پولیٹیکل ایجنٹ کی جانب سے جرگے کے حکم پران دو افراد کوبری کرنے کے فیصلے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے جنہوں نے نام نہاد غیرت کے نام پر اپنے ماموں اور اپنی بھابی کو قتل کرنے کا […]

اسلامی نظریاتی کونسل کی مضحکہ خیز سفارشات قابل مذمت ہیں

پریس ریلیز لاہور 27مئی ، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے اسلامی نظریاتی کونسل (سی آئی آئی) کی ان سفارشات کی مذمت کی ہے جن میں خواتین کے خلاف تشدد اور دیگر رجعت پسند ، غیر قانونی اور فضول تجاویز کو اس ’’ماڈل ‘‘ قانون کا حصہ بنانے کا مطالبہ […]

ہاؤسنگ منصوبے کی جانب سے زمینوں پر قبضے کے طریقے کی تحقیقات کی جائیں

پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی)ملک کے سب سے بڑے ریئل اسٹیٹ ڈویلپر کی جانب سے کراچی میں زمین کے حصول سے متعلق طریقہ کار کی فوری اور مکمل تحقیقات کا مطالبہ کیاہے اور ان اطلاعات پر تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے کہ ریاستی عناصر حقیقی مالکان کو ان کی زمینوں سے […]

انجمن مزارعین پنجاب کے کسانوں کے خلاف طاقت کے استعمال سے گریز کیا جائے

پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی)نے انتظامیہ کی جانب سے انجمن مزارعین پنجاب (اے ایم پی) سے وابستہ کسانوں کو پر امن احتجاج اور ایک کنونشن کے انعقاد کا حق نہ دیے جانے پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ اس کنونشن کا مقصد ان کے اس زمین کی ملکیت کے حق […]

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