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HRCP praises law on conversions, urges enforcement

  Lahore, November 30: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed criminalization of forced conversion by the legislature in Sindh and urged the authorities to ensure that the law is enforced. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Commission said: “In adopting Sindh Criminal Law (Protection of Minorities) Bill the Sindh Assembly has […]

HRCP slams media trial, slurs against author

Lahore, November 7: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called a smear campaign on the conventional electronic and social media against noted author and analyst Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa a disgraceful spectacle at odds with the values of a democratic and tolerant society. In a statement released to the media on Monday, the Commission […]

Wahid Baloch disappearance: Senate body refers case to NCHR after HRCP briefing

Lahore, November 4: The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has referred the case of suspected enforced disappearance victim, Abdul Wahid Baloch, to the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR). The Senate committee had requested the HRCP team to brief it on a fact-finding conducted in the case by HRCP’s Sindh chapter. Abdul Wahid Baloch, […]

Call to end firing & tension along LOC

Lahore, Nov 01: The Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), a civil society organisation that has been working for peace and understanding between the two South Asian neighbours since 1994, is deeply concerned over the escalation of cross border firing across the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir. Quite a few civilians […]

Media Monitoring

FIDH draws attention to violence against women in Africa in a comic strip

(Paris, 24 November 2016) Every day, everywhere, women are victims of sexual violence. FIDH and its members and partners are fighting daily to end this scourge. To this end, States must be held accountable: they have the obligation and the means to take measures to eliminate violence against women. On the occasion of the International […]

BANGLADESH: Mahmudur Rahman finally freed after more than three years in arbitrary detention

Paris-Geneva-Hong-Kong, November 24, 2016 – After 1,322 days in arbitrary detention, journalist Mr. Mahmudur Rahman has been finally released on bail this afternoon. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT) and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) welcome his long-overdue release, and urge authorities to drop all pending charges against him.   […]

Philippines: Plans to reinstate the death penalty must be abandoned

and its member organization in the Philippines Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) Joint press release Philippines: Plans to reinstate the death penalty must be abandoned   (Paris, Manila, 18 November 2016) Philippine parliamentarians must shelve proposed draft legislation aimed at reinstating the death penalty in the country’s legal system, FIDH and its member […]

Egypt: Newly adopted NGO Bill to annihilate the human rights movement

Geneva-Paris, November 18, 2016 – The Egyptian Parliament has approved a new NGO bill which, should it come into force, will eradicate associations in the country, said the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders today. Even more restrictive than the one put forward in September, this new legislative initiative is the latest attempt to […]

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

مصنفہ کا میڈیا ٹرائل اورکردارکشی قابل مذمت ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 07نومبر، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آرسی پی) نے روایتی الیکٹرانک و سوشل میڈیا پر معروف مصنفہ اورتجزیہ کارڈاکٹرعائشہ صدیقہ کے خلاف چلنے والی مہم کو شرمناک قراردیتے ہوئے اسے جمہوری و روادارمعاشرے کی اقدارکے منافی قراردیا ہے۔ پیرکو جاری ہونیوالے ایک بیان میں کمیشن نے کہا کہ ڈاکٹرصدیقہ کو […]

ذہنی معذور قیدی کی پھانسی روکی جائے: ایچ آر سی پی

پریس ریلیز لاہور 27 اکتوبر 2016 لاہور، اکتوبر 27: پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکام سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ سزائے موت کے ایک ذہنی معذور قیدی کی پھانسی پر عملدرآمد روکا جائے جسے وہاڑی میں 02 نومبر کو پھانسی دیے جانے کا نوٹیفکیشن جاری ہوا ہے۔ ایچ آر سی […]

کوئٹہ حملہ: انسداد دہشت گردی کے منصوبے پر نظرثانی کی جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 25اکتوبر، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے پیر کی رات کوئٹہ میں پولیس اکیڈمی پر ہونے والے حملے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے اور انسداد دہشت گردی کی حکمت عملی پر نظرثانی کا مطالبہ کیا ہے تاکہ اس خونریزی کا خاتمہ کیا جاسکے۔ منگل کو جاری ہونے […]

صحافی کا نام ای سی ایل میں ڈالنا باعث تشویش ہے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 11اکتوبر، 2016 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ صحافی سرل المائڈا کے بیرون ملک سفر پر عائد تمام پابندیاں فوری طور پر ختم کی جائیں اور اگر حکام کو ان سے کوئی شکایات ہیں تو ان کا ازالہ قانون، معین طریقہ کار کے حق […]

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| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

ALERT: HUMAN RIGHTS IN DANGER! REPRESSION AND GENOCIDAL DYNAMICS IN BURUNDI FIDH and its Burundian member organisation, the ITEKA League, have just published a new report on Burundi. This 200-page document is the result of 18 months of investigation and analysis. It shows how far President Nkurunziza’s government has advanced in its criminal actions to […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

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HRCP urges halting execution of mentally challenged prisoner

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 27: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the authorities to halt the imminent execution of a mentally challenged death row prisoner who is scheduled to be hanged in Vehari on November 2. In a communication sent on Thursday, HRCP brought to President Mamnoon Hussain’s attention the disposal by the Supreme […]

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Canadian lawyers’ group calls for probe into Rashid’s murder

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, a group of lawyers and human rights defenders enjoying special consultative status with ECOSOC, has called upon the government of Pakistan to get the Rashed Rehman murder investigated by an independent agency. The group has also recommended the creation of a mechanism for providing protection to lawyers and other human […]

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Quetta attack: HRCP urges rethink on terror fighting plan

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 25: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned Monday night’s attack on the police academy in Quetta and demanded reassessment of the counter-terrorism strategy to put an end to the blood-letting. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Commission said: “It is alarming that despite apparent focus on countering terrorism […]

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| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

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| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

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HRCP’s alarm over placing journalist’s name on ECL

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 11: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has demanded that all curbs on journalist Cyril Almeida travelling abroad must be immediately withdrawn and any grievance that the authorities might have against him must be dealt with in accordance with the law, due process and universally acknowledged freedoms of opinion and expression. In […]

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Syria: Free Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq Held for 4 Years

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Geneva, New York, 4 October 2016 – Syria should immediately release the Human Rights Lawyer Khalil Ma’touq and his assistant, Mohamed Thatha, 31 human rights organizations said today, on the fourth anniversary of their enforced disappearance. On October 2, 2012, the two men are believed to have been arrested at a government-operated checkpoint on their way from Ma’touq’s home in the Damascus suburb […]

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The DRC under scrutiny: the Human Rights Council places the country at the center of its attention

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Geneva, Paris, 30 September 2016 — The UN Human Rights Council placed the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under scrutiny today by adopting a resolution that puts the country at the center of its attention. This strong political move was essential to respond to the human rights crisis that is unfolding in the DRC […]

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Going backwards: The death penalty in Southeast Asia

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

(Paris, 10 October 2016) Over the past year, Southeast Asia has witnessed significant setbacks with regard to the abolition of the death penalty, FIDH said in a new report published today, on the occasion of the 14th World Day Against the Death Penalty. The report, titled “Going backwards: The death penalty in Southeast Asia,” provides […]

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HRCP slams faith-based violence in Balochistan

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lahore, October 07: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called upon the authorities and the political and religious parties to take effective steps to stop the faith-based violence and bloodletting in Balochistan. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP has serious concerns over the recent attack in Quetta where four […]

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West Bengal peace activists call for talks

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Eighty peace activists, leaders, eminent citizens from West Bengal call for India Pakistan dialogue to secure peace: A N  A P P E A L We the following signatories from West Bengal are deeply concerned about the escalating tension between the two neighbouring countries, India and Pakistan, and the jingoism in support of armed conflict […]

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Yasin Malik’s health deteriorates; Rights group intervenes

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

New Delhi, October 06: Responding to President of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Yasin Malik’s wife’s claim of deliberate negligence towards treatment of her husband, the secretary General of South Asia Forum for Human Rights has written to the Foreign Secretary asking them to provide the Hurriyat leader with the adequate treatment. This come days […]

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SAHR statement on the postponement of the SAARC Summit

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional network of human rights defenders, is deeply concerned about the postponement of the 19th South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit which was scheduled to be held in Pakistan in November 2016. We understand that this is due to the decision made by the Prime Minister […]

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