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28th session of the UPR

Human rights concerns in Pakistan include an increase in intimidation and attacks against the media by both state and non-state actors; restrictions on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); torture and ill-treatment in custody, particularly against…
A Pakistan Ranger gestures to stop members of the media from taking pictures at an anti-terrorism court in Karachi, Pakistan on March 12, 2015.
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The Fifth Round of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral Dialogue was held in Islamabad on May 20-21 under the umbrella theme of “Finding a Sustainable Solution to a Human Crisis: Unravelling the Pak-Afghan Paradigm”. An eleven member Afghan…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the UPR of Pakistan, which reflected many important recommendations to address human rights concerns in the country. In particular, we appreciate that Pakistan accepted the recommendations to take…
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Summary Ongoing human rights concerns in Pakistan include a dramatic increase in killings across the southwestern province of Balochistan, continuing torture and ill-treatment of criminal suspects, discrimination against religious minorities, intimidation…
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Submission for the Secretary-General's report on a death penalty moratorium

Human Rights Watch's submission documents laws and practices resulting in the death penalty against juvenile offenders in the five countries known to have executed juvenile offenders since January 2005: Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen.
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Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council

Summary Ongoing human rights concerns in Pakistan include arbitrary detention (including of lawyers and human rights defenders); lack of fair trials; mistreatment, torture and enforced disappearances of terrorism suspects and political opponents;…
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Testimony by Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch Washington advocacy director<br><br>US House of Representatives Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight

Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for holding this hearing and for inviting me to testify. You’ve asked a question today that unfortunately has a very simple answer. Is there a human rights double standard? Yes, there is. There has always…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…
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Hostility towards Afghans in Pakistan

A nineteen-year old Tajik girl said, "We know that Jalozai [camp] is a closed door place. The Pakistanis do not want any more refugees there, or anywhere. Where should we go? From the time I opened my eyes in this world I have known only war." --…
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Human Rights Watch conducted the following interviews from November 18-22, 2001 in New Jalozai camp and in Kotkai camp in Bajaur Agency. Lack of choice and insufficient information SFJ is 45 years old. He comes from Jalalabad in Nangarhar province. He…