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Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan
Joined October 2017

The Human Right Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is Pakistan's foremost influential country wide human rights body.

Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Access to Information, Citizenship, Education, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights

The Human Right Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) was established in 1987 as an independent non-government organization. Since then it has developed to become an influential country wide human rights body. The HRCP has established a leading role in providing a highly informed and objective voice on a national level in the struggle for the provision of human rights for all and democratic development in Pakistan. HRCP’s role in highlighting human rights abuses has been recognized not only on a national level but also internationally.

Besides monitoring human rights violations and seeking redress through public campaigns, lobbying and intervention in courts, HRCP organizes seminars, workshops and fact finding missions. It also issues a monthly magazine in the Urdu language called Jehd-i-Haq and an annual report on the state of human rights in the country, available in both English and Urdu.

The main office of the secretariat is in Lahore while HRCP maintains a presence through branch offices in Karachi, Peshawar, and Quetta. Special Task Forces in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Turbat/Makran, and Gilgit Baltistan report issues from their areas and attend important meetings and seminars on HRCP’s behalf.

People Associated With This Organization

Irshad Ahmad

Pakistan  
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (Unverified)
Joined October 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Governance, Women's Rights
I am a lawyer by profession and currently working with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. I have completed my LL.M degree in International Human Rights Law from University of Peshawar, Pakistan. Since July 2013 I am associated with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. HRCP established in 1987 as an independent non-government organization and has a leading role in providing a highly informed and objective voice in the struggle for the provision of human rights for all and democratic development in Pakistan. Besides the documentation of different human rights violations, I am organizing different workshops and seminars on various national and international events, arranging sessions on women empowerment, local government, minorities’ rights, youth rights, governance, and health etc. I have also organized training for elections observers and have observed national as well as elections of local bodies.

ARSHAD Khan Sulehri

Pakistan  
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (Unverified)
Joined July 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Labor & Employment, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Arshad Khan Sulehri is founding Director of READ (Reforms، Empowerment and Development) a leading local NGO in District Sialkot working for human rights ،social, political and economic empowerment of the community.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with specialization in Quality Management. A strong
Believer of civil liberties, Khan is known for his grass roots advocacy work in civil society circles. He has been actively engaged in various local & national networks and movements’ on peace, democracy and human rights. He is members of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) since 1997.

Muna Baig

Pakistan  
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
Joined October 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Director
Muna Baig is the network champion (main point of contact) for Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

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