What We Do

Redressal of human rights violations :
The Commission is competent to receive petitions or take suo-moto notices or inquire into complaints of violation of human rights or abetment thereof; or negligence in the prevention of such violation, by a public servant.
Inquiries and Investigation:
The Commission is empowered to investigate or inquire in respect of any incident of violation of human rights in Pakistan.

Review of the Legislation:
The Commission is competent to review the safeguards provided by or under the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan or any other law for the time being in force for the protection of human rights and recommend adoption of new legislation, the amendment of existing law and the adoption or amendment of administrative measures for their effective implementation.

Human Rights and Acts of Terrorism:
The Commission is competent to review the factors, including acts of terrorism that inhibit the enjoyment of human rights and recommend appropriate remedial measures.

Human Rights Treaties and State Reports:
The Commission is competent to study treaties, other international instruments on human rights and reports submitted by the Government of Pakistan on them including the comments thereon, to make recommendations for their effective implementation. The Commission is empowered to submit independent reports to the Government on the State of human rights in Pakistan for incorporation in reports to the United Nations’ bodies or committees.

Research and Awareness of Human Rights:
The Commission is competent to undertake and promote research in the field of human rights and spread human rights literacy among various sections of society for the promotion and protection of human rights in Pakistan.

National Plan of Action:
The Commission is competent to develop a national plan of action for the promotion and protection of human rights in Pakistan.

Human Rights Courts:
The Commission is competent to advice the Federal Government to establish/declare human rights court at District Level for the purpose of speedy trial of offences arising out of violation of human rights.