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Courts first line of defense against violations of international rights obligations

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AGHS Legal Aid Cell, with the support of the OHCHR and JPP, organized a consultation with members of the lower judiciary regarding implementation of Pakistan's international human rights obligations

Displaced and forgotten Afghans seek basic rights from international community

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Over 1,700 Afghan families are holding demonstrations in Islamabad for the last two months, protesting the inhumane treatment meted out to women and children since they crossed into Pakistan following the Taliban takeover in August last year.

Rights Watch | 8th June 2022

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According to a research report, a total of 131 women were kidnapped across Pakistan in May 2022. A man allegedly shot dead his sister and a youth for honour in Dera Ghazi Khan.

Rights Watch | 7th June 2022

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Recording her statement before the SHC, Dua Zehra refused to return with her parents, prompting the court to order an ossification test to determine her age.

Global brands rob one-third of wages of Pak workers in COVID: report

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Jul 12: In a damning report on the exploitation of garment workers by major global apparel brands, the Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) revealed that workers in Pakistan had faced the highest ‘wage theft’ - that of 29 per cent in the Asian garment industry during the COVID pandemic.

It’s Not the Dress, Its Your Mind

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June 23: The Prime Minister has said too many times, that sexual assault is related to the clothes that a woman is wearing. what is the reason then, that so many children are raped everyday? Also it is deeply disturbing that the PM seems to be pushing an agenda of downright regression.

Remarks made by chief of minorities’ commission regretted by activists

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The People’s Commission on Minority Rights (PCMR) has expressed dismay over the reported remarks of Chela Ram, the chief of the state-appointed National Commission on Minorities (NCM), expressing his disagreement with the content of the report presented by the one-man Shoaib Suddle commission to the Supreme Court.

Pakistan among five most deadliest countries for journalists in 2020: RSF

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50 journalists worldwide attacked and killed during 2020; Pakistan among top 5 worst countries.

‘Meesha maligned in FIA challan’: lawyers

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Meesha's legal team has reacted to the reporting by FIA that she was held ‘guilty’ saying it is for the court to decide whether she is guilty or not.

Arrest order against Ammar Jan sparks outrage

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The arrest order against Dr Ammar Jan has sparked condemnation and fury across the board. Human rights defenders and students bodies have raised their voices against this act by the government and say the demonstration had been peaceful with no reason for any police crackdown or arrests.