UN Event: Human rights defenders in Pakistan – Shrinking spaces, Growing fears

A side event at the UN Human Rights Council, 13 March 2017.


13 March, 13:30-15:00

Palais des Nations, Room XXVII

As spaces for human rights defenders shrink because of new laws, policies and intimidation tactics, senior rights activists from Pakistan talk about the challenges they face in their work to promote and protect human rights in the country.


Mr I. A. Rehman: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

Ms Asma Jahangir: AGHS Legal Aid Cell

Mr Mohammad Tahseen: South Asia Partnership Pakistan

Mr Peter Jacob: Center for Social Justice



Ms Reema Omer: International Commission of Jurists


Flyer available here.