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The National Commission for Human Rights was formed through the National Commission for Human Rights Act, 2012

The Commission was created for the promotion and protection of human rights according to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 and international human rights instruments

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The National Commission for Human Rights was formed through the National Commission for Human Rights Act, 2012

The Commission was created for the promotion and protection of human rights according to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 and international human rights instruments

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The National Commission for Human Rights was formed through the National Commission for Human Rights Act, 2012

The Commission was created for the promotion and protection of human rights according to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 and international human rights instruments

What are Human Rights?

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.

Message from the Chairperson

NCHR’s vision is to see a progressive Pakistan where human rights of all faiths, races and ethnicities are respected and celebrated. Through our dedicated team across Pakistan, NCHR is committed to fulfilling its mandate of promoting the human rights of all citizens.

Ms. Rabiya Javeri Agha Read more

The primary functions and powers of the NCHR

Judicial /Investigative/Monitoring

Conduct investigations into allegations of human rights abuses, either on petitions filed by individuals or institutions, or through suo-moto action.

Review existing and proposed legislation in relation to human rights principles and act as a court when required.

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Watchdog

Review and report on the Government’s implementation and monitoring of the state of human rights

Make technical recommendations and follow up on the implementation of treaty obligations.

Knowledge Production

Develop Reports, Data & research and advise on policy matters pertaining to the situation of human rights in Pakistan.

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Advocacy

Contribute to national human rights awareness-raising and advocacy initiatives in the country.

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Policymaking

Develop a national plan of action for the promotion, protection and fulfilment of human rights in Pakistan.

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Activities and Events