PAKISTAN: Rising violence against children

A Written Submission to the 37th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the UN Human Rights Council’s attention to the rise in violence against children in Pakistan. The Realization of Children’s Rights Index has ranked Pakistan […]

PAKISTAN: Rights defenders remain at high risk

A Written Submission to the 37th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the UN Human Rights Council’s attention to the rise in violence against Human Rights Defenders in Pakistan. It is unfortunate that human rights defenders, […]

PAKISTAN: Government facilitates curbing freedom of religion

A Written Submission to the 37th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the UN Human Rights Council’s attention to the issue of a continual curb on freedom of religion in the country. Pakistan’s systemic discrimination against […]

PAKISTAN: Impunity and disappearances rise hand in hand

A Written Submission to the 37th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the UN Human Rights Council’s attention to the practice of enforced disappearances, ongoing in Pakistan for the last many years. The ALRC is concerned […]

PAKISTAN: The world’s largest death row prisoners awaiting for their fate

A Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council to the state of death penalty in Pakistan. The right to life is the inalienable right of every human being. Pakistan’s Constitution, […]

Submission concerning the Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan

I. INTRODUCTION In its second periodic review in 2012, Pakistan had pledged to enact laws against torture and enforced disappearances. To date however, no laws have been enacted; rather, both torture and disappearances are on the rise. Pakistan has earlier been reviewed on its human rights situation twice: during the first cycle for the years […]

PAKISTAN: Human Rights in Pakistan — Perspectives from Oppressed Regions

Parallel Event on Human Rights in Pakistan: Perspectives from Oppressed Regions 14 March 2017 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Room: XXVII, Palais de Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Moderator/Chair: Mr. Baseer Naweed, Senior Researcher, Asian Legal Resource Centre Speakers in the Panel: 1. Mr. Sharan Srinivas, Director, Research and Advocacy, Right Livelihood Award Foundation 2. Ms. Rubina […]

PAKISTAN: Persecution of Human Rights Defenders deserves effective international intervention

A Written Submission to the 34th Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the UN Human Rights Council’s attention to the threats to life facing human rights defenders in Pakistan. While arresting and torturing rights defenders is […]

PAKISTAN: Government betrays the pledges for criminalizing torture

A Written Submission to the 34th Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council to the issue of the continual rise in cases of custodial torture in Pakistan. In a […]

PAKISTAN: Peasants continue to face violence by landlords and the Military establishment

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the UN Human Rights Council’s attention to the general status of the poor and landless peasants of Pakistan. Due to the injustice meted out to farmers across Pakistan, many clashes have occurred between peasants and landlords on various issues related to tenancy, share crops, eviction […]