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Pakistan: LRWC Denounces Latest Attempt to Crush Lawyers Movement | Press release

View PDF: Pakistan: LRWC Denounces Latest Attempt to Crush Lawyers Movement LRWC denounces use of the Pakistan Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to prevent Pakistan lawyers from continuing to advocate for a) re-instatement of all judges illegally removed from office by former president Musharaff … [Read more...]

Defending Defenders in Pakistan: Rule of Law Solidarity | Report

Defending defenders in Pakistan “Many people have been released from jail only because of international pressure from your organization and others. Our government had to release them because of this pressure. I just want to mention how important this is and that we need you to … [Read more...]

Pakistan: LRWC oral statement to UNHRC

Pakistan: LRWC oral statement to UNHRC, Mar. 8, 2008 by LRWC … [Read more...]

UN Human Rights Council: Unlawful Emergency Measures in Pakistan

UN Human Rights Council: Unlawful Emergency Measures in Pakistan - LRWC Report to 7th Session of UNHRC … [Read more...]

Unlawful Emergency Measures in Pakistan | Joint Written Statement to the 7th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version Official UN Version … [Read more...]

Asma Jahangir and other human rights defenders detained in the state of emergency

Acting in his capacity as army chief of staff, General Musharraf suspended the bulk of the Constitution, including the rights not to be arbitrarily deprived of life and to be guaranteed a fair trial. Members of the judiciary are now effectively suspended unless they take a new oath to uphold the … [Read more...]

Asma Jahangir and others detained in the state of emergency

Re: Asma Jahangir and others detained in the state of emergency To: President Pervez Musharraf, Mr. Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao and Mr. Zahid Hamid From: Cara E.I. Gibbons, LRWC Date: 2007-11-06 LRWC is gravely concerned about the arrests of Asma Jahangir, Hina Jilani, Iqbal Haider, I. A. … [Read more...]

PARVEZ ALAM CHOUDHRY – Lawyer, YOUNIS MASIH – Pakistani Christian

PARVEZ ALAM CHOUDHRY – Lawyer, Chairman of Legal Aid for Destitute and Settlement YOUNIS MASIH – Pakistani Christian Younis Masih, a Pakistani Christian, has been sentenced to death based on an apparently unfounded charge of blasphemy. His lawyer, Parvez Aslam Choudhry, has been subjected to … [Read more...]

Parvez Aslam Choudhry

Re: Parvez Aslam Choudhry To: President Pervez Musharaf, Pakistan Secretariat From: Benjamin D. Levine Date: 2007-06-26 LRWC is gravely concerned for the safety and well-being of Mr. Parvez Aslam Choudhry, a lawyer, because of acts of violence and intimidation perpetrated against him. … [Read more...]

Pakistan: LRWC welcomes Supreme Court decision in Chaudhry case

Cara Gibbons MAY 8, 2007: (Update to LRWC statements of March 19 and April 27, 2007) LRWC welcomes the May 7, 2007 decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to stay the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) in camera consideration of allegations against Chief Justice Chaudhry. LRWC looks forward to a … [Read more...]