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05 Aug 2015 description

GENEVA/NEW YORK (5 August 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children have condemned the execution in Pakistan of Shafqat Hussein, who was reportedly 14 years old when he was convicted of murder.

“The execution of Shafqat Hussein is regrettable and in flagrant contravention of Pakistan’s national and international obligations,” said Committee Chair Benyam Dawit Mezmur.

27 Oct 2010 description

GENEVA (27 October 2010) - Three United Nations human rights treaty bodies on Monday issued a joint appeal* to the Pakistani authorities and relief agencies to strengthen the human rights-based approach of their efforts, in order to prevent further victimization of the most vulnerable population affected by the country's worst monsoon flooding in a century.

"The floods have disproportionately affected them," said the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with …

28 Sep 2009 description


Committee on the Rights of the Child

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today reviewed the combined third and fourth periodic report of Pakistan on how that country is implementing the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.