Human rights review

Source: Dawn

ON Nov 13, UN member states will review Pakistan’s human rights record for the third time through the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism.

Pakistan has been reviewed twice before in 2008 and 2012, but this time around there is an important difference: Pakistan finally has an operational National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), which has made its own submission for the UPR process.

Refreshingly, instead of glossing over the government’s dismal human rights record — as we have seen a number of other national human rights institutions do in their UPR submissions — the NCHR’s report raises serious concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, echoing those of a number of national and international human rights organisations.

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Categories: Asia, Pakistan

1 reply

  1. Well analysed but missed persecuted religious minorities. To my information Pakistan is going to face tough time on 13.11.2017.

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