Pakistan: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Second session of the UPR Working Group, 5-16 May 2008

Pakistan: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review: Second session of the UPR Working Group, 5-16 May 2008

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Index Number: ASA 33/004/2008
Date Published: 15 February 2008
Categories: Pakistan

In this submission, Amnesty International raises concerns over frequent setting aside of the Constitution; lack of independence of the judiciary; laws affecting the rights of women; death penalty; national human rights institutions; and failure to ratify key human rights treaties. The organization also describes concerns about arbitrary detention, extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances, excessive use of force, torture and deaths in custody, lack of protection of rights of religious minorities, and violations of the right to freedom of expression and assembly. Amnesty International makes a number of recommendations in the areas of concern listed.


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