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.
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