Pakistan

Kashmir: HRC38 Oral Statement on Extrajudicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir
20 June 2018 11:58 am

38thRegular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on the Oral Update of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Oral Statement Delivered by Joëlle Kleinon on behalf of World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Tuesday, 19 [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan – Press Release: Vandalism at Ahmadi worship place unacceptable
28 May 2018 11:20 am

  Lahore, 25 May 2018. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with grave concern the recent demolition of an Ahmadiyya place of worship in Sialkot as well as a house of historical significance to the community. According to a press release issued by the Jamaat-i-Ahmadiyya spokesperson, up to 35 Municipal Committee personnel [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan – Publication: Dangers of Digital Surveillance
2 May 2018 11:11 am

Pakistan legitimised digital surveillance by broadening the scope of existing legal framework and enacting new disproportionate laws, including the Investigation for Fair Trial Act 2013 and Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016. Unbridled powers to conduct unlawful and arbitrary interceptions on digital communications of citizens, and personal and private data have been granted to law [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission (HRCP) of Pakistan – Press Release: Raid on HRCP Consultant’s House Condemned
23 April 2018 2:51 pm

Lahore, 20 April 2018: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has condemned the burglary-style raid on the house of the editor of its State of Human Rights report, which was launched on 16 April in Islamabad. In a statement issued here today, the Commission said: ‘At about 8.45 PM last night, two armed men [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – Press Release: Incidents of Target Killings of Christians in Quetta in less than Two Weeks
16 April 2018 12:06 pm

Attacks often target Pakistan’s minorities including Christians, Hindus, Shia Hazaras and members of Ahmadiyya sect. On the other hand Pakistan has been battling militant groups and its allies who try to impose fear and instability in the country. The Christian community in Quetta has yet again become a target of the state of rising intolerance [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace, Pakistan – Press Release: CCJP strongly condemns the inhuman treatment and killing of Suneel Masih by Hospital Staff
2 April 2018 11:59 am

(30 March 2018) The sudden increase in incidents of violence and intolerance have reached an alarming level. The most recent is the incident of Suneel Masih a young Christian who was brutally tortured by the security guards and doctors at Services Hospital Lahore. Suneel succumbed to death due to the injuries inflicted on him after [ Read more ]

HRC37 Oral Statement at Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Pakistan
20 March 2018 10:12 am

 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 19 March 2018 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in solidarity with Bytes for All Pakistan. We note that Pakistan has [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Human Rights in Pakistan
16 March 2018 11:08 am

  Date: Friday, 16 March 2018 Time: 10.00 – 11.00 Venue: Room XXII, Palais des Nations Moderator: Rosanna Ocampo, FORUM-ASIA Discussants: Ghazi Salahuddin, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Shahzad Ahmed, Bytes for All Pakistan

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (February 2018)
7 March 2018 3:10 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for February 2018. In February,  MASUM conducted 7 fact finding missions, and filed complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions. Out of 7 fact finding missions and subsequent complaints; four about torture committed by Police, one about torture [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Statement: Demise of Asma Jahangir: A Tragic Loss for Human Rights Initiatives in South Asia and the World
13 February 2018 2:59 pm

Asma Jahangir with Kirity Roy (Founder Secretary of MASUM) Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) is dismayed by the sudden demise of Asma Jahangir in Lahore, after a cardiac arrest on 11 February 2018. Asma Jahangir was known for her commitments and involvement in the field of human rights, democracy, gender equality, peace and justice globally [ Read more ]