Universal Periodic Review: Human rights violations in Pakistan

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On 14 July 2022, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) made a joint submission for Pakistan’s fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which is expected to be held in early 2023. The joint submission focuses on violations of the rights to freedom of expression, assembly, and association and the situation of Pakistan’s national human rights institutions (NHRIs) since the country’s third UPR in November 2017.

During its third UPR, Pakistan received 289 recommendations, of which the government accepted 168, “noted” (i.e. did not accept) 117, and rejected four. Many of the recommendations accepted by the government have not been implemented or have only been partially implemented. In some instances, the situation has worsened since Pakistan’s third UPR cycle.

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