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Ministry of Human Rights Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan
Joined August 2019

Establishing and strengthening necessary institutional mechanisms for protection and promotion of human rights as enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Labor & Employment, Peace-building, Women's Rights

Mandate
Review of human rights and protection of labour rights situation in the country including implementation of laws, policies and measures.
Coordination of activities of Ministries, Divisions and Provincial Governments in respect of human rights and facilitation of functions relating to Human Rights.
Initiatives for harmonization of legislation, regulations and practices with the international human rights covenants and agreements to which Pakistan is a party and monitoring their implementation.
Obtaining information, documents and reports on complaints and allegations of human rights violations from Ministries, Divisions, Provincial Governments and other agencies.
Referring and recommending investigations and inquiries in respect of any incident of violation of human rights, including rights of the disadvantaged and child rights.
Pursuing or defending issues, complaints representations and matters for and against Pakistan relating to human rights before any official or non-Governmental organizations, body or forum in Pakistan and, in consultation with Foreign Affairs Division, before any international organization and foreign Government or non-Governmental organization.
Representation of Pakistan in international bodies, organizations and conferences relating to human rights in consultation and conjunction with Foreign Affairs Division.
Developing and conducting information programmes to foster public awareness about human rights including the rights of labour, women and children and laws and remedies available to them.
Formulating programmes for teaching of human rights at educational institutions.
Provision of facilities for professional and technical training at national and international level relating to human rights issues.
Monitoring and review of Human Rights NGOs.
Representing Pakistan at international and bilateral level, involving all gender related matters.

People Associated With This Organization

Shahida Sukhera

Pakistan  
Ministry of Human Rights Pakistan
Joined August 2019
Interests: Women's Rights
I am associated with Federal Ministry of Human Rights as Law officer. My assignments entail; provision of legal services including legal advice and legal opinion on human rights related issues, planning legal course of action for elimination of human rights violations across the country, chalking out human right strategy for making the domestic laws in line with the international conventions on human rights and to organize programs and seminars for promotion and protection of human rights in different sectors.
Shahida Sukhera is the network champion (main point of contact) for Ministry of Human Rights Pakistan.

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