Research

Pakistan: Braving the Storm: Enforced disappearances and the right to protest in Pakistan

Index Number: ASA 33/5872/2022

After exhausting all avenues, families of the disappeared and activists are forced to publicly campaign and peacefully protest against enforced disappearances. These peaceful protests are at times met with violence by the state, and families and activists are intimidated and arbitrarily detained and arrested solely for exercising their right to peaceful assembly. This campaign digest describes some of the ways in which this right has been violated, in contravention of international human rights law and domestic laws.

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