Press Release

HRCP for stay of execution, abolition of death penalty

Lahore, September 11: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over reports that, despite an informal moratorium on executions, a murder convict is scheduled to be hanged in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, on September 18. HRCP has called upon the government to stay the hanging and announce a formal moratorium on executions. […]

Government must ensure journalists’ security, says HRCP

Lahore, September 05: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the threats to the life of prominent columnist Kamran Shafi and the recent incidents of violence on journalists, and urged the federal and provincial governments to give greater attention to media-persons’ security. In a statement issued here today, the commission said: “The Human […]

HRCP warns against latest snare for democracy

Lahore, August 30: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said that the army being asked to adjudicate upon matters that should have been resolved by politicians made for an “exceeding gloomy day for the country”. The Commission has stated that that was what the marchers had been seeking all along as they had refused […]

HRCP call for end to disappearances

Lahore, August 29: On the eve of the International Day of the Disappeared (August 30), the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has reiterated its demand that the government must adopt effective measures to rid to country of the curse of enforced disappearances, beginning with immediate ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of […]

HRCP not impressed by no-holds-barred fight for gaddi

Lahore, August 5: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm at an “exaggerated hassle over who should occupy the gaddi” leading to total neglect of the affairs of the state. It has called upon the government to focus on the real issues of the people and urged those seeking to pressurise the government through […]

Events

Promoting Humanitarian Values and Human Rights in the Fight against Extremism

“Promoting Humanitarian Values and Human Rights in the Fight against Extremism” Master training workshop held at HRCP Secretariat Lahore on 19-21 October 2012             Main themes and resource persons Background and evolution of human rights movement and moves towards its implementation (Mr. Muhammad Tehseen: Director SAP-PK)   Different types of extremism, their impact on our […]

A lecture on Votes and Human Rights

A lecture on Votes and Human Rights was held at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan office. It was said that democracy is the best form of government despite shortcomings in its process of voting and nature of representation in parliament. Those who attended and spoke on the topic included; professor Imdad Chandio of Khairpur […]

Health dialogue on measles outburst in Sindh

HRCP Task Force Hyderabad and Civil Society Organization jointly hosted a Health dialogue on recent outburst of measles cases in Sindh at Hyderabad Press Club, in which 22 representatives of various NGO and media persons participated. The speakers expressed concern that more than 200 children had died and 15,000 were suffering from the disease but the health ministry and concerned departments […]

Urdu Press Release

پھانسی پر پابندی برقرار رکھی جائے، سزائے موت کو ختم کیا جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور۔11ستمبر :پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے ان خبروں پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کیا ہے کہ پھانسی کی سزاﺅں پر عملدرآمد پر عارضی پابندی کے باوجود قتل کے ایک مجرم کو 18ستمبر کو اڈیالہ جیل میں پھانسی دے دی جائے گی۔ ایچ آر سی پی نے حکومت سے […]

اقتدار کی موجودہ کشمکش پر اظہار تشویش

پریس ریلیز لاہور۔05اگست :پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق(ایچ آر سی پی) نے ”مسندِاقتدار پر کسے قابض ہونا چاہئے“ کے حوالے سے جاری لڑائی پر شدید تشویش کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ موجودہ صورتحال ریاستی امور کو نظرانداز کرنے کانتیجہ ہے۔کمیشن نے حکومت سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ وہ لوگوں کے حقیقی مسائل پر […]

تحفظ سے متعلقہ حالیہ اقدام قابل مذمت ہے

لاہور۔04جولائی :اِس ہفتے پارلیمان میں منظور ہونے والے ”تحفظ پاکستان ایکٹ“ کو عوام کے حقوق پر بیہمانہ حملہ قرار دیتے ہوئے، پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکومت کی جانب سے جابرانہ ریاست کے نمونے کو دیدودانستہ اختیار کرنے کے عمل کی مذمت کی ہے۔ جمعہ کو یہاں جاری ہونے والے […]

بے گھر ہونے والے افراد کے لئے موثر انتظامات کئے جائیں:ایچ آر سی پی

لاہور۔27جون :شمالی وزیرستان میں فوجی آپریشن کے نتیجے میں بے گھر ہونے والے افراد کو درپیش مشکلات اور مسائل پر تشویش کا اظہار کرتے ہوئے پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ بے گھر ہونے والے افراد کی دیکھ بھال کے لئے موثر انتظامات کئے جائیں اور اس مقصد کے لئے حکام […]

تشددکے خلاف اقوام متحدہ کے کنونشن پر عملدرآمد کیا جائے

لاہور۔26جون :تشدد کے شکار افراد کی حمایت میں منائے جانے والے عالمی دن کے موقع پر تشدد کے خلاف عالمی تنظیم او۔ایم۔سی۔ٹی اور پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق نے ایک مشترکہ بیان میں حکومت پاکستان پر زور دیا ہے کہ وہ تشدد اور اس کی تمام دوسری شکلوں کے خاتمے کے عمل کے ساتھ اپنی […]

Media Monitoring

Syria: Free Prominent Rights Defenders

JOINT STATEMENT   Syria: Free Prominent Rights Defenders Verdict Scheduled in Charges Before Anti-Terrorism Court (Geneva, September 5, 2014)  –The Syrian government should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, 79 organizations said today. The Syrian Anti-Terrorism Court is expected to issue its verdict on September 24, 2014 in their trial for “publicizing terrorist acts.” Darwish […]

KYRGYZSTAN: The Supreme Court refuses to review the sentencing of Mr. Azimjan Askarov to life imprisonment

PRESS RELEASE - THE OBSERVATORY   KYRGYZSTAN: The Supreme Court refuses to review the sentencing of Mr. Azimjan Askarov to life imprisonment Paris-Geneva, September 9, 2014. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), condemns the latest court decision regarding the sentencing of human rights […]

Arab League should postpone action to establish a court of human rights

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights Open Letter   Arab League should postpone action to establish a court of human rights Open letter to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of member States to the League of Arab States 2 September 2014 Re: Ministerial Council meeting and the adoption of the draft Statute of the […]

Viet Nam: Three human rights defenders sentenced to jail

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR) JOINT PRESS RELEASE Viet Nam: Three human rights defenders sentenced to jail Paris-Geneva, August 27, 2014. The arbitrary imprisonment of three human rights defenders on trumped-up charged makes a mockery of Vietnam’s human rights commitments and obligations, the Observatory for […]

DRC / Senegal: Senegalese Court Follows up on Complaint Based on Universal Jurisdiction filed by FIDH and the Families in the Chebeya-Bazana Case

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and its member and partner organisations in Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo Press release DRC / Senegal: Senegalese Court Follows up on Complaint Based on Universal Jurisdiction filed by FIDH and the Families in the Chebeya-Bazana Case   Dakar, Kinshasa, Paris, Nairobi, 27 August 2014 – […]

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