Human Rights

Pakistan: An execution, Not a Policy Turnaround

Huff Post: The execution in Pakistan of Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri — the bodyguard who in 2011, under influence of religious zealots, killed secular Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer — has strategically coincided with the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue taking place in Washington DC. Given Pakistan’s history of embracing Islamist extremism, the […]

Timely counsel

Feb 03,2016 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL HH Prince Zeid, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, has just issued a warning to all parties involved in the peace talks on the Syrian conflict, to not even think of granting amnesty to any person implicated in the commission of […]

Islam’s path to modernity

Jan 21,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Mohammad Fazlhashemi Many in the Muslim community have long taken issue with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The declaration, these critics attest, was created by colonial powers with a long history of gross human rights violations and amounts to yet another […]