Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)
Collect, digitise and categorise data on human rights issues reported in the press (with archives dating back to 1996).
Steer public attention towards areas in which human rights have been denied or violated through consultations, seminars and conferences.
Monitor legal developments and present alternatives from a human rights perspective.
Organise campaigns to raise awareness of human rights through public meetings and rallies.
Lobby with lawmakers, state institutions and autonomous human rights bodies to introduce and implement measures designed to check human rights abuse and promote respect for human rights by offering concrete alternatives.
Conduct fact-finding missions to investigate grave human rights violations at the local, provincial and national levels.
Help provide redress to victims of human rights abuses by referring complaints and grievances to the authorities concerned.
Promote democratic governance and the rule of law by generating ideas and pressure for constitutional and legal reforms, participatory democracy and communities’ role in governance, fair electoral processes, the independence of the judiciary and legal profession, pro-people administration, and minimum standards for law enforcement agencies with respect to the use of force and protection of the rights of litigants and detainees.
Train and mobilise human rights defenders to promote awareness, advocacy and intervention.
Collaborate and network with other civil society organisations, both domestic and international, on broad human rights themes as well as specific issues.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan is an independent, nonpartisan organisation committed to monitoring and supporting human rights in the country.
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