International Discourse on Human Rights Standards
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