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Internship Programme

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Press Release: Condolence on Suicide Bombing at the Shrine of Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Commission for Justice and Peace, a rights based organization of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, strongly condemned the horrific incident of bombing at the Shrine of Sufi Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan Sharif. As per the reports up to 88 devotees were slain in the attack but the death toll is increasing by […]

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SAHR expresses concern on the increasing visa restrictions in South Asia

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) a regional human rights network, is concerned about the increased visa restrictions in the region. Recently, Ms. Sultana Kamal, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist in Bangladesh, who is also a SAHR Bureau Member, was denied visa to visit India in December 2016. She is the present chairperson […]

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Another accidental death reported at Gadani ship-breaking yard

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

KARACHI: The abrupt death of a young worker on Sunday afternoon at the Gadani ship-breaking yard number 69 further reinforced the lack of safety measures in place despite repeated accidents that have resulted in several casualties. Dilshaad, 24, was taking a break at cargo ship Snowdon, owned by Aamer Sattar, when the lock of the […]

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BAHRAIN: Court postpones verdict for the fifth time of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, facing up to 15 years in jail

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Paris-Geneva, December 17, 2016 – For the fifth time in a row, Court postpones verdict of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab as he remains jailed for his tweets and his human rights activities in violation of his right to freedom of expression. Furthermore, the health of Mr. Rajab has seriously deteriorated since his arrest in June 2016. On December 15, 2016, after a fifteen […]

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Cambodia: In landmark decision, UN body declares the detention of five human rights defenders arbitrary

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

(Geneva-Paris-Phnom Penh, December 19, 2016) Our organisations welcome the recent Opinion adopted by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) that recognise the arbitrary nature of the detention of human rights defenders Ny Chakrya, Ny Sokha, Yi Soksan, Nay Vanda, and Lim Mony. Our organisations call upon the Cambodian authorities to implement the […]

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Overwhelming Majority of States support a Universal Moratorium on the Death Penalty

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

(Paris, 20 December 2016) FIDH applauds the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution to establish a global moratorium on the death penalty, endorsed by an overwhelming majority on 19 December 2016. A record number of 117 States voted in favor of the text; 40 voted against it, and 31 abstained. “This vote […]

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The Philippines: Congress should block effort to reintroduce death penalty

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, express serious concern over the rapid efforts by members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines to adopt a bill restoring the death penalty in the country. On 29 November 2016, the Sub-Committee on Judicial Reforms of the House Committee on Justice, which is chaired by Congressman Marcelino […]

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

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

(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 […]

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