Pakistan Campaigns

Pakistan: Immediately Suspend Executions of Mubasher Ahmad, Ghulam Ahmad and Ehsan Ahmad | Letter

Full PDF Version November 2, 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. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Prime Minister Prime Minister’s House … [Read more...]

Canada/USA: Boyle/Coleman Family Rescued

News flash – BOYLE/COLEMAN FAMILY RESCUED IN PAKISTAN. Announcing the very happy news of the release of Joshua Boyle, Caitlan Coleman and their three infant children. Boyle and Coleman were taken hostage in Afghanistan by the Haqqani network in October 2012. The three children were born in … [Read more...]

Pakistan: Ensure Thorough, Competent, Impartial and Effective Investigation of the Murders of Bilal Anwar Kasi and Victims Sandeman Civil Hospital Quetta Bombing | Letter

Full PDF Version   Wednesday, October 11, 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. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Prime Minister Prime … [Read more...]

Address Gaps in Remedies for Victims of Hostage-taking and Extra-legal Detention | Oral Statement to the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Video Stream Available (Chapter 43, at 01:17:34) Organization:            Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item:                           Item 5 – General Debate:   Human rights bodies and mechanisms Date:                           20 September 2017 Speaker:       … [Read more...]

Canada: Canadian Child Hostages Overseas: The Ultimate Commodity – Working Paper by Catherine Morris

Full PDF Version Canadian Child Hostages Oversees, examines Canada’s international law obligations to secure the safe release of Canadian citizens taken hostage and illegally detained abroad generally. The working paper focuses on the current the case of Canadian citizen Joshua Boyle, his wife, … [Read more...]

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...]