Pakistan Campaigns

Pakistan and Cameroon: Human Rights Defenders Require Access to Protective Measures | Oral Statement to the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available Here (Chapter 25, at 43:37) The following statement prompted a reply from the delegation of Cameroon, which can be viewed here (Chapter 81, at 02:21:56) Organization:              Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                            Item … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Mashal Khan and Reform Blasphemy Laws to Comply with International Obligations | Statement

Full PDF Version Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of Pakistan President’s Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Fax: +92 51 9207458 Email: publicmail@president.gov.pk Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Ensure Legal Representation for Kulbushan Jadhav and Guarantee Right to Legal Counsel | Joint Letter

Full PDF Version On 14 April 2017, the Lahore High Court Bar Association (the “LHCBA”) stated that it will take action against any lawyer who extends their services to Kulbhushan Jadhav, an alleged Indian spy who was sentenced to death in early April 2017 by a Pakistani military court. The … [Read more...]

Canada’s Forgotten Child Hostages | Op-ed by Catherine Morris

Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman were travelling in Central Asia when they were captured in Afghanistan in 2012. This family is no less entitled to protection against human rights violations than diplomats, aid workers or journalists. Full PDF Version Canada’s forgotten child hostages … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Take Measures to Protect Members of Religious Minorities From Harm and Prevent and Punish Attacks | Letter

Full PDF Version Lawyer and community leader Saleem Latif, was murdered on 30 March 2017. His attacker has admitted to killing Saleem Latif for adhering to the beliefs of the Ahmadi religion. Prior to the murder, the Government of Pakistan apparently took no action to quell, prevent or punish … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Mohammad Jan Gigyani and Implement Measures to Protect Jurists | Letter

Full PDF Version March 15, 2017 Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of Pakistan President’s Secretariat Islamabad Pakistan Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Fax: +92 51 9207458 Email: publicmail@president.gov.pk Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Immediately Investigate and Remedy Enforced Disappearance of Five Human Rights Defenders and Bloggers | Letter

Full PDF Version Enforced disappearances of Salman Haider, Waqas Goray, Aasim Saeed, Ahmed Naseer and Samar Abbas. Between 4 and 7 January 2017 five prominent human rights defenders and bloggers were abducted and disappeared from Islamabad, Lahore and Punjab. All five of the men had been engaged … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Investigate and Remedy Murder of Lawyer Bilal Anwar Kasi and Sandeman Civil Hospital Quetta Bomb Attack | Letter

Full PDF Version Mass murders of lawyers in Quetta, Balochistan Province, Pakistan, on 8 August 2016 remain unresolved with investigations incomplete, mired in controversy and conflicting reports and no suspects apprehended or charged. Friday, December 9, 2016 Mr. Mamnoon … [Read more...]

Pakistan: LRWC Renews Call to Investigate and Remedy Murder of Rashid Rehman Khan | Letter

Full PDF Version Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of Pakistan President's Secretariat Islamabad PAKISTAN Tel: +92 51 9204801, +92 51 9214171 Fax: +92 51 9207458 Email: publicmail@president.gov.pk Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Legal Obligation to Appoint Independent Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Remedy Fatal Shooting of Lawyers Irfan Chauhan and Rana Khalid Abbas | Letter

Full PDF Version Monday, June 22, 2015 Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of Pakistan President's Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Email: publicmail@president.gov.pk Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister House Islamabad, Pakistan Email: secretary@cabinet.gov.pk; … [Read more...]