In­ter­na­tional Dis­course on Hu­man Rights Stan­dards

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

MQM Mayor Waseem Akhtar ad­dress­ing sup­port­ers of MQM dur­ing a protest against Wadera Sys­tem out­side Karachi Press Club.—INP KARACHI—An in­ter­na­tional dis­course on Hu­man Rights In­ter­na­tional Stan­dards and Best Prac­tices was or­ga­nized at the Sindh Po­lice Spe­cial Se­cu­rity Unit (SSU) Head­quar­ter, here.

Two dis­tin­guished Ital­ian scholars, Dr. Elena Togni, Ph.D in Com­par­a­tive Law and Dr. Gian­luca Rubo­gotti, Ph.D in In­ter­na­tional Eco­nomic Law, de­liv­ered talks as key­note speak­ers.

Dr. Elena Togni spoke about the Pro­tec­tion of Hu­man Rights in Europe through the Euro­pean Con­ven­tion on Hu­man Rights (ECHR) adopted within the Coun­cil of Europe in 1950 and the Euro­pean Union Char­ter of Fun­da­men­tal Rights, pro­claimed in 2000.

She also di­lated upon the func­tions of the Euro­pean Court of Hu­man Rights, an in­ter­na­tional Court es­tab­lished by the Euro­pean Con­ven­tion on Hu­man Rights.

Dr. Gian­luca Rubo­gotti spoke on the in­ter­na­tional mi­grant crises aris­ing out of mass ex­o­dus of peo­ple flee­ing from coun­tries torn by con­flict or dev­as­tated by war, par­tic­u­larly in the Mid­dle East and Africa.

He high­lighted his coun­try’s hu­man­i­tar­ian role in res­cu­ing hundreds and thou­sands of refugees from the high seas and pro­vid­ing them shel­ter, food, medi­care and safe res­i­den­tial abodes.

For­mer In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice, Sindh, Niaz Ahmed Sid­diki spoke about the fun­da­men­tal rights guar­an­teed in the Con­sti­tu­tion of Pak­istan, 1973.

He high­lighted the rights per­tain­ing to equal­ity of cit­i­zens, re­li­gious free­dom, life and lib­erty, free­dom of as­so­ci­a­tion, assem­bly, move­ment and speech, ed­u­ca­tion, in­for­ma­tion, prop­erty and non-dis­crim­i­na­tion.

He spelt out the safe­guards against ar­bi­trary ar­rest and de­ten­tion, pro­hi­bi­tion of tor­ture for ex­tract­ing ev­i­dence and di­lated upon the dig­nity of man and the pri­vacy of home as the in­vi­o­lable rights of all cit­i­zens.—APP

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