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Election to UN Rights Body Spotlights Failings – Leading Rights Groups Call for Action to Match Human Rights Role to Reality

Dear Madam/Sir,   Greetings from the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).   The ICJ, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are urging Pakistan to take immediate steps towards meeting “the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights,” following the country’s election to the Human Rights Council.   Yesterday, the UN General Assembly […]

HRCP slams parliamentarian’s hate speech at public forum

Lahore, October 12: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed outrage at the statement made by a parliamentarian from the ruling party in the National Assembly, targeting and calling for discriminatory actions to be taken against a religious minority group. A statement issued by the Commission on Thursday said, “HRCP condemns in the strongest possible terms […]

Death penalty: HRCP for urgent safeguards to comply with state obligations

Lahore, October 10, 2017: On the World Day against the Death Penalty on October 10, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has urged the government to urgently institute safeguards to ensure that a generalised resumption of executions does not violate Pakistan’s human rights obligations. In a statement issued to the media, the Commission said: “As we observe […]

Vital to tackle deep disappointment of people: HRCP

Lahore, October 8: Lack of attention to governance and indifference towards the people’s rights has caused deep resentment and frustration among the citizenry, which all institutions must urgently wake up to address, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said. In a statement issued at the conclusion of its Executive Council meeting, the Commission stated on […]

Media Monitoring

UN Human Rights Committee’s Concluding Observations on Pakistan

ICJ statement on the UN Human Rights Committee’s Concluding Observations on Pakistan

Greetings from the International Commission of Jurists!   The UN Human Rights Committee, the treaty-monitoring body responsible for overseeing states’ compliance with the ICCPR, issued its Concluding Observations and recommendations on Pakistan today. Please find the Concluding Observations attached. Some of the Committee’s recommendations include: ·       Ensure the National Commission for Human Rights is able to […]

Internship Programme

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is providing a two-month internship opportunity. Hurry up and apply and also help spread the word. HRCP Internship HumanRights SavingHumanity

SAHR appeals to Afghanistan and Pakistan to formulate a joint strategy to confront terrorism and insurgency plaguing their nations

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional human rights organization, is deeply concerned about the tense situation arisen between Afghanistan and Pakistan owing to Pakistan’s instant reaction to the deadly terror attack in Lahore and the horrendous massacre of pilgrims at the Shrine of Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif, Sindh. Violence […]

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

رکن پارلیمان کی عوامی فورم پر نفرت انگیزتقریر قابل مذمت ہے: ایچ آر سی پی

پریس ریلیز لاہور 12-اکتوبر، 2017   پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکمران جماعت سے تعلق رکھنے والے ایک رکن پارلیمان کی قومی اسمبلی میں کی گئی تقریر پر غم وغصے کا اظہار کیا ہے، جس میں ایک مذہبی اقلیتی گروہ کواشتعال انگیز گفتگو کا نشانہ بنایا گیا اور ان کے […]

سزائے موت کے خاتمے کے حوالے سے ریاست پر عائد ذمہ داریوں کو پورا کیا جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 10-اکتوبر،2017   10اکتوبر کو سزائے موت کے خلاف عالمی دن کے موقع پر پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق(ایچ آر سی پی) نے حکومت پر زور دیا ہے کہ وہ ایسے حفاظتی اقدامات کرے جس سے اس بات کو یقینی بنایا جاسکے کہ ایسی سزاؤں کے ازسرنوآغاز سے پاکستان ان ذمہ داریوں کی […]

عوام میں پائی جانے والی شدید مایوسی کا نوٹس لیا جائے:ایچ آر سی پی

پریس ریلیز لاہور 08-اکتوبر، 2017 پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے کہا ہے کہ ملک میں ناقص نظم ونسق اور عوام کے حقوق سے لاتعلقی نے لوگوں میں شدید غم وغصے اوراحساس محرومی کو جنم دیا ہے جس پر فوری توجہ دینے کی ضرورت ہے۔ اتوار کو اپنی انتظامی کونسل کے […]

ترک خاندان کی فوری رہائی یقینی بنائی جائے

پریس ریلیز لاہور 27-ستمبر، 2017   پاکستان کمیشن برائے انسانی حقوق (ایچ آر سی پی) نے پاکستان۔ترک سکول سسٹم کے سابق ڈائریکٹر کاچماز اور ان کی دو بیٹیوں کی فوری رہائی یقینی بنانے کا مطالبہ کیا ہے، جنہیں آج لاہور سے اغواء کیا گیا ہے۔ یہ خاندان اقوام متحدہ کے ہائی کمشنر برائے پناہ گزین […]

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Pakistan: EU must use upcoming dialogue to demand progress on human rights

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FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and its member organization in Pakistan Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Joint press release   Lahore, Paris, 6 October 2017: The European Union (EU) must demand Pakistan make progress in addressing critical human rights issues, FIDH and its member organization Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said […]

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HRCP calls for immediate release of Turkish family

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, September 27: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for the immediate release of Mr. Kacmaz’s family, ex-director of Pak-Turk school, including two young daughters, who were abducted in Lahore today. The family had been residing in Pakistan for a year, on UNHCR asylum seeker certificate, allowing them to stay in Pakistan till […]

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اظہار رائے کی آزادی پر حملے کی ہر کوشش کی مزاحمت کی جائے گی

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

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HRCP vows to confront any bid to ambush freedom of expression

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, September 11: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed strong reservations over a proposed draft that is apparently aimed at gagging the print media and said that civil society will vigorously resist any such attempt. In a statement issued on Monday, the Commission stated: “HRCP is greatly alarmed by the circulation of a […]

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SAHR statement calling to end atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a network of human rights defenders, vehemently condemns the wide ranging atrocities against the Rohingyas by the Myanmar’s military in their ‘clearance operations’ since 25 August 2017. An attack by Rohingya insurgents against the Myanmar security forces has reportedly triggered off the extreme spate of violence and discrimination against […]

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SAHR vehemently condemns the killing of Journalist Gauri Lankesh

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), the regional human rights network, expresses grave concern on the killing of senior Kannada journalist and social activist Gauri Lankesh. Ms. Lankesh, a vocal critique of Hindutva politics, was shot dead at close range by unidentified assailants in Bengaluru on 5th September 2017. She was running her own tabloid called Gauri […]

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جبری گمشدگیوں کا فوری خاتمہ کیا جائے:ایچ آر سی پی

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Time to rid Pakistan of disappearances is now: HRCP

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, August 30: It was high time Pakistan took robust measures to end the illegal practice of enforced disappearance and brought to justice the perpetrators, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) stated on Wednesday. In a statement released to the media, HRCP said: “International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, August 30, holds particular relevance to Pakistan since […]

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Time to save and rebuild democracy

| July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press release Lahore, July 29. Commenting on the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama papers case and the subsequent developments the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for a nationwide effort to build strong democratic traditions. In a statement issued here today the commission said: The highest court in the land has spoken and its […]

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| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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HRCP condemns the Mustang killing of Hazaras

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press release Lahore, July 19: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) strongly condemns the latest incident of wanton violence against the Hazara Shia Community in Balochistan and takes serious notice of the government’s failure to curb violence against a minority community and its inability to crackdown on known militant outfits.  The latest targeted killing to […]

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SAHR Declaration on Peace, Security and Protection of Human Rights at Borders in South Asia

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) has issued the following declaration on peace and protection of human rights along borders in South Asia. We, members of civil society from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, have gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal on 7 and 8 July 2017 at the Round Table […]

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