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HRCP urges action over threats to Thar NGO

Lahore, February 12: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious alarm over threats of violence made against the staff of AWARE, an NGO working in Tharparkar and nearby districts of Sindh, by a relative of a provincial minister. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes with grave concern […]

Call to end disappearances

Lahore, February 04, 2015: The international conference on disappearances in Asia, held in Islamabad on Feb 2-3, 2015, has called upon all Asian states to take effective measures to eliminate the practice of enforced and involuntary disappearances. These states have been asked to recognise enforced disappearance as a distinct criminal offence, cooperate with the UN […]

Shikarpur attack: HRCP says rhetoric, looking for scapegoats not helping

Lahore, February 3: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the federal and provincial governments and the security and intelligence agencies to pull their act together rather than passing the blame for the Shikarpur massacre, and show responsibility in fulfilling their obligation to protect people’s lives. In a statement issued on Tuesday, […]

HRCP moot demands better conditions for women workers

Karachi, December 29: There was a pressing need for greater awareness of working women’s rights, ensuring equal pay for equal work irrespective of gender and recognition of women’s contribution to society and the national economy, a consultation organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in Karachi on Monday concluded. Participants of the consultation on […]

HRCP calls for urgent steps to address challenges in Thar

Lahore, December 27: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for immediate steps in consultation with the local population to address the many problems confronting Thar, including those leading to death of children and those brought forth by a drought in the area. In a statement issued at the conclusion of an HRCP […]

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

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۔ […]

ایک دوسرے پر الزام تراشی کی بجائے دہشت گردی کے خاتمے کے لئے ٹھوس منصوبہ بندی کی جائے

لاہور 03فروری2015ء پریس ریلیز ایک دوسرے پر الزام تراشی کی بجائے دہشت گردی کے خاتمے کے لئے ٹھوس منصوبہ بندی کی جائے پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے وفاقی وصوبائی حکومتوں، سکیورٹی اور انٹیلی جنس ایجنسیوں سے کہا ہے کہ وہ شکارپور میں ہونے والی قتل وغارت گری کا الزام ایک دوسرے پر لگانے کی […]

فوجی عدالتوں کے قیام پر اظہار تشویش

لاہور 26دسمبر2014ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے دہشت گردی سے متعلق مقدمات کی سماعت کے لےے فوجی افسروں کی سربراہی میںخصوصی عدالتیں قائم کرنے کے فیصلے پرسخت تشویش کا اظہار کےا ہے۔ جمعہ کو جاری ہونے والے ایک بےان میں ایچ آر سی پی نے کہاکہ تمام جماعتوں […]

پشاور میں بچوں کے قتل عام پرموثر رد عمل لازمی ہے

لاہور 18دسمبر2014ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق(ایچ آر سی پی) نے پشاور میں بچوں کے قتل عام کے واقعے کی فوری اورجامع تحقیقات کرنے اور قوم کی مستقبل کے قاتلوں کے بلواسطہ یا بلاواسطہ معاونت کرنے والے تمام عناصر کو بے نقاب کرنے کا مطالبہ کیا ہے۔ کمیشن نے اپنے ایک بیان میں […]

طالبان اور پاکستان ایک ساتھ نہیں رہ سکتے: ایچ آر سی پی

لاہور 16دسمبر2014ء پریس ریلیز پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے پشاور میں فوج کے زیر انتظام چلنے والے سکول پر طالبان کے حملے میں 120 سے زیادہ بچوں کے قتل کو قومی سانحہ قرار دیتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ اس قومی المیہ سے ان لوگوں کی آنکھیں کھل جانی چاہئیں جو اب بھی سمجھتے ہیں […]

Media Monitoring

Malaysia: Anwar Ibrahim sentenced to five years in prison

Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances in Asia

Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances in Asia: Building solidarity, breaking barriers  Islamabad Resolution 3 February 2015 Deeply alarmed that enforced and involuntary disappearances are continuing unabated in many Asian countries and new excuses are being offered to gloss over these incidents;  Concerened by the prevalence of attacks, harassment, surveillance, intimidation and reprisals against lawyers, journalists and human […]

For Immediate Release

(Bangkok, 20 January 2015) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), welcomed the successful conclusion of the 8th Presidential elections in Sri Lanka. The country has seen turmoil for many decades, the last decade in particular being one of the most trying of times. It is hoped that the recent election of […]

Russia: Bill to criminalise cooperation with foreign organisations: a new threat to human rights work

Paris-Geneva, 19 January 2014 – The State Duma must drop the Bill on “undesirable foreign organisations” that will be debated on January 20, said the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders today. If adopted, the law will complement an already very restrictive legislative arsenal used to silence all forms of criticism against the […]

Laos: Government’s failure to live up to its UPR commitments calls for more international pressure

Paris, 19 January 2015 – The Lao government’s clear and undeniable failure to live up to its human rights commitments calls for more political pressure by the international community, FIDH and its member organization, the Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR), said today. The two organizations made the call ahead of the second Universal Periodic […]

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HRCP alarmed at setting up of military courts

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Lahore, December 26: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious alarm over the decision to set up special courts to be headed by military officials to try terrorism cases. In a statement issued on Friday, HRCP stated. “The Commission is dismayed that all political parties supported this unfortunate decision, although some had […]

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HRCP calls for appropriate response to children’s massacre

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lahore, December 18: A prompt and thorough probe into the children’s massacre in Peshawar should name all actors who facilitated the terrorists, directly or indirectly, to kill the nation’s future generation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Thursday. The Commission said in a statement: “HRCP urges the government that response to the […]

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Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Vietnam: Conviction of three human rights defenders upheld

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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joint statement on the killing of children yesterday

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and HAQ: Centre for Child Rights are appalled and horrified at the wanton killing of children in Peshawar.Our hearts go out to the the parents, families and the country in this unspeakably tragic hour. Democratic forces must come together to fight this inhumanity. We hope that there will be […]

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EU: For an immediate and unconditional recognition of Palestine

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Brussels, Paris, 12 December 2014 – FIDH calls on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to vote in favour of the recognition of the state of Palestine, and to strongly urge Member States to take immediate and unconditional steps to that end. A vote on the recognition of the Palestinian State by the MEPs is […]

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Simorgh:

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Simorgh condemns the bombing of the school and the killing of children teachers. This is the more important issue. agree with Nighat, we must fight back.

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