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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)

Since 1986, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has developed to become a broad-spectrum, countrywide human rights body. Nationally, the HRCP has established a leading role in providing a highly informed and independent voice in the struggle for human rights and democratic development in Pakistan - a role increasingly recognised internationally, also. It is an independent, voluntary, non-political, non-profit making, non-governmental organisation.

Its mission includes :
- to work for the ratification and implementation by Pakistan of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of other related Charters, Covenants, Protocols, Resolutions, Recommendations and internationally adopted norms
- to promote studies in the field of human rights and mobilise public opinion in favour of accepted norms through all available media and forums, and to carry out every category of activity to further the cause
- to cooperate with and aid national and international groups, organisations and individuals engaged in the promotion of human rights and to participate in meetings and congresses on human rights at home and abroad
- to take appropriate action to prevent violations of human rights and to provide legal aid and other assistance to victims of those violations and to individuals and groups striving to protect human rights

Address : Aiwan-I-Jamjoor, 107-Tipu Block, New Garden Town
Lahore 54600 - Pakistan
Tel : (042) 5838341-5864994-5865969
Fax : (042) 5883582
Contact :
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Slow march to the gallows. Death penalty in Pakistan

In early 2006, the HRCP and the FIDH jointly organised a factfinding mission on the application of death penalty in Pakistan. Pakistan ranks among the countries in the world which issue the most death sentences : currently, over 7,400 prisoners are lingering on death row. In recent years, Pakistan has witnessed a significant increase in charges carrying capital punishment, in convictions to death, as well as in executions. The HRCP and the FIDH find that the application of death penalty in (...) read

date of on-line publication : 2 March 2007

La peine de mort au Pakistan : une lente marche vers la potence

> Résumé exécutif du rapport de mission internationale d’enquête, janvier 2007, 4 p.

Dans le cadre de son engagement en faveur de l’abolition de la peine de mort, la FIDH a mené, depuis quatre ans, une série de missions d’enquête dans différentes régions du monde sur les conditions d’application de la peine de mort. Début 2006, la FIDH et le HRCP ont organisé conjointement une mission d’enquête internationale sur l’application de la peine de mort au Pakistan. Le Pakistan est l’un des pays du monde qui prononce le plus grand nombre de condamnations à mort. Plus de 7400 condamnés à mort (...) lire

date de mise en ligne : 20 février 2007

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