Pakistan

[Statement] Pakistan: Grave Concerns on the Reemergence of Pakistan Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban
9 September 2022 12:46 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 9 September 2022) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned about the lack of transparency and the exclusion of civil society in the ongoing ‘peace’  talks between the Government of Pakistan and the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) Pakistan, also known as Pakistan Taliban, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Although the [ Read more ]

[Report] 2021: Fundamental Freedoms in South Asia
7 April 2022 2:18 pm

Civic space is under attack in South Asia. Across the region, increasingly authoritarian governments are relying on a wide range of repressive laws and other tactics to silence criticism, a trend that only intensified in 2021. While the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan is the starkest example of this, almost all other countries saw alarming restrictions [ Read more ]

[Report] 2020 ANNI Report on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
9 December 2021 1:05 pm

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) launched the ANNI Report 2020 on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), that critically assesses the performance of NHRIs against the Paris Principles in 2020. The Paris Principles are the minimum international standards for ensuring independent, effective, and credible NHRIs for the promotion [ Read more ]

Pakistan: Open Letter to the Honourable Prime Minister regarding the Non-functional National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) of Pakistan
25 October 2021 11:16 am

25 October 2021 H.E. Mr. Imran Khan Prime Minister of Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office Pakistan Secretariat, Constitution Avenue Islamabad, Pakistan Re: Open Letter to the Honourable Prime Minister regarding the Non-functional National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) of Pakistan Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan, The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), [ Read more ]

HRC48 Oral Statement on Item 5: Interactive dialogue on the Secretary General’s report on alleged reprisals against those who seek to cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms
29 September 2021 7:59 am

48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 5: Interactive dialogue on the Secretary General’s report on alleged reprisals against those who seek to cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms  Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 29 September [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] India: Death of detained Kashmiri leader triggers serious human rights violations
10 September 2021 2:35 pm

Bangkok, Geneva, Paris, 10 September 2021: FIDH, FORUM-ASIA, and OMCT condemn the serious human rights violations committed by Indian government authorities in Kashmir following the death of Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on 1 September 2021. The three organizations also condemn the imposition of restrictions that are inconsistent with the country’s international human rights [ Read more ]

Joint Statement by Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Defence of Human Rights, International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances ICAED, FORUM-ASIA, FIDH, CAGE and World Sindhi Congress regarding the approval of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2021 for Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan
1 July 2021 5:59 pm

Joint Statement by Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Defence of Human Rights, International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances ICAED, FORUM-ASIA, FIDH, CAGE and World Sindhi Congress regarding the approval of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2021 for Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Defence of Human Rights Pakistan, International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), Pakistan – Press Freedom Day 2021
31 May 2021 2:03 am

Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), our member from Pakistan, released a public statement on Press Freedom Day 2021.   Press Freedom: A Vehicle for Information as Public Good On Press Freedom Day 2021, it is unfortunate to note that the media landscape in Pakistan is under siege, with journalists and new media practitioners living in [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace, Pakistan – Press Statement: NCJP Expresses Deep Concern on the deteriorating Situation of Peace in Israel and Palestine
19 May 2021 6:48 pm

Our member from Pakistan, National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP). Press statement:   NCJP Expresses Deep Concern on the deteriorating Situation of Peace in Israel and Palestine National Commission for Justice and Peace a Human Rights body of Pakistan Catholic Bishop’s Conference (NCJP) has expressed its deep concerns over the deteriorating situation of peace in [ Read more ]

[Statement] Pakistan: Reject bill silencing dissent; uphold the right to freedom of expression
6 May 2021 3:31 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 6 May 2021) – Pakistan must uphold its constitutional obligation to guarantee the right to freedom of expression by rejecting the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2020, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). Under the bill approved by Pakistan’s National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior on 7 April 2021, those who [ Read more ]