STRENGTHENING THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

  • Dialogue with Women in Field of Law: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Upholding the Rule of Law

FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE, RELIGION, BELIEF AND EXPRESSION

  • Censorship and other Curbs on Electronic and Print Media
  • Social Media and Freedom of Expression
  • Religious and Ethnic Minorities under Siege in South Asia
  • Selective Accountability? Legislative, Judicial & Executive Failure
  • Silencing Civil Society: Curbs on CBOs, NGOS, and INGOs

RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

  • Protection of Children from Exploitation and Denial of Justice

EQUAL ACCESS TO LAW IN SOUTH ASIA

  • Human Rights crisis in Jammu and Kashmir
  • Conflict in Afghanistan: Impact on the Rights of Women and Minorities
  • Politics Inspire Art and Art Inspires Politics
  • Fighting the Culture of Shame and Silence – Violence Against Women
  • Strengthening the Legal Constitutional Framework for the Federation and Pluralism
  • Economic and Social Inequality
  • Unwrapping State Discourse: National Security, Identity and Nation Building
  • Former – FATA Post Merger

Uncensored Sessions

Transgender Rights in Pakistan – From Legal Recognition to Social &...

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MODERATOR Ali Dayan Hassan, Human Rights Campaigner & Senior Key Expert for European Union’s Promotion of Human Rights in Pakistan SPEAKERS Marvia Malik, Pakistan’s First Transgender News...

Dialogue with women in field of Law: Opportunities and Challenges

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Moderator: Sabahat Rizvi Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan at Commons Law Company Speakers: Honourable Justice Abher Gul Additional District and Sessions Judge, Lahore Ayesha Jawad Assistant Professor and HOD...

Protection of Children from Exploitation and Denial of Justice

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Moderator: Samar Minallah Khan Documentary Filmmaker, Human Rights Activist & Anthropologist Speakers: Justice Jawad Hassan Judge, Lahore High Court Mehnaz Akbar Aziz Member of the National Assembly, PML (N) & Chair...

Fighting the culture of shame & silence

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Moderator: Uzma Noorani Co-Chairperson of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and Managing Trustee & General Secretary of Panah Shelter Home Speakers: Siobhan Mullally Author, Professor of Human...

Economic & Social Inequality

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MODERATOR: Ammar Jan, Activist & Historian SPEAKERS: Dr. Hafiz Pasha , Economist / Author & former Federal Minister of Finance, Kaiser Bengali, Economist & Educationalist, former Advisor to...

AJCONF - 2019 Media Coverage

A People’s Discourse – I.A. Rehman

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The two-day Asma Jahangir Conference last Saturday and Sunday quite unobtrusively developed into a people’s assembly. Each of the scores of speakers offered a...

After Asma

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THE Asma Jahangir Conference in Lahore last weekend was a spirited attempt at highlighting some of the causes that the champion human rights campaigner...

Opening remarks by Knut Ostby, UNRC, a.i at Asma Jahangir Conference...

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Excellencies, Honourable Justices, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It is a privilege to join you on this auspicious occasion. Allow me to express my appreciation...

‘Saira Aur Maira’ — a tribute to Asma Jahangir from daughters...

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LAHORE:Ajoka Theatre’s play “Saira Aur Maira” which enthralled the audience this weekend was in fact a tribute from Asma’s daughters to their mother, an...

Legacy of the Human Rights Icon continues – The Two-Day Asma...

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(Webdesk) – The two-day first Asma Jahangir “Justice for Empowerment Conference”, organized at Lahore’s Avari Hotel from Oct. 13-14, 2018 was concluded with a...

Political leaders demand respect for Constitution, 18th Amendment – OCTOBER 21,...

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LAHORE: Speakers in a session at the Asma Jahangir Conference on Sunday prescribed respect for the 18th Amendment and provincial autonomy that it provides,...

‘State abdicates responsibility to safeguard rights of people’ – OCTOBER 21,...

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LAHORE: “We have created two Pakistans – one for the masses and the other for the elite,” says economist Kaiser Bengali. The elite class has...

Accountability laws termed bad piece of legislation – OCTOBER 21, 2019

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LAHORE: Speakers at the Asma Jahangir Conference here on Sunday termed the current accountability law in vogue in the country a bad piece of...

Thousands resolve to carry forward Asma Jahangir’s legacy – OCTOBER 21,...

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LAHORE: The two-day ‘Asma Jahangir Conference 2019 – Roadmap for Human Rights’ concluded here on Sunday. At least 120 international and national intellectuals, jurists, politicians,...

Protest for democratic rights being suppressed – OCTOBER 21, 2019

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders said they have to decide whether the country should be run...