Pakistan

[Publication] Impunity Report in South Asia
26 November 2021 8:53 am

Impunity is the absence of accountability and the rule of law. Impunity is defined in an international human rights instruments as the ‘impossibility, de jure or de facto, of bringing perpetrators of violations to account’, in criminal, civil, administrative or disciplinary proceedings, because such perpetrators are not made subject to inquiries that will allow them [ 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 ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – The Cost of Hate Speech: Policy brief for Punajb
5 May 2021 8:14 pm

Our member from Pakistan, National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), released The Cost of Hate Speech: Policy brief for Punjab to understand hate speech and its impact on the lives of minority groups of Pakistan.   “Pakistan is faced with an unprecedented escalation in hate speech that is creating a climate of fear amongst [ Read more ]

From Our Member Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA), Pakistan – Webinar to celebrate National Women’s Day
6 March 2021 12:30 am

PODA-Pakistan with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) organised a webinar to celebrate National Women’s Day on 12 February 2021. The aim of the event was to pay tribute to those brave women who, with their true essence, fight for women’s rights and the restoration of democracy.