Human Rights in Pakistan- Interactive Talk

14 MAR

This March, GHRD is visiting Geneva to host the Parallel Event Human Rights in Pakistan. This event will be held during the 52nd regular session on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which spans from the 27th of February to the 4th of April. In attending the sessions, GHRD will focus particularly on the following agenda points: enforced or involuntary disappearances; safety of journalists and the issue of impunity.

Date and Time: 14.00 - 15:00 pm on the 14th of March, 2023
Location: Room XXII Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland


Welcome speech by Sital Sradhanand, Chairman GHRD

About GHRD by Lina Bochardt, Director GHRD

The situation of Sindhu minorities in Pakistan by Lakhu Luhana.
Lakhu Luhana is Principal Consultant Air Quality and General Secretary of the World Sindhi Congress.

The role of the United Nations and European Union in the protection of minorities in Pakistan by Thierry Valle
Theirry Valle is President of the Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience, France

Blasphemy in Pakistan by Manel Msalmi
Manel Msalmi is a researcher in Environmental humanities and American studies, as well as international politics. She is a blogger on MENA issues at Europablog and expert on climate change, Arab Spring and and gender equality.

Human rights in Balochistan by Dr Naseer Dashti
Dr. Naseer Dashti the UK based Baloch Human Rights Council Executive President is a writer and historian. He is the author on various books on South-Central Asia’s history and socio-political issues.

Interactive Session with audience.

Speakers among others are:

Sital Sradhanand

Lina Bochardt

Lakhu Luhana

Thierry Valle

Manel Msalmi

Dr Naseer Dashti

Confirming your attendance:
We would be pleased to have you in our audience for a productive discussion on human rights concerns in Pakistan. Please confirm your participation by sending an email to If you require accreditation to attend the event, please include this in the email as well.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. You can find regular updates on our Instagram account @globalhumanrightsdefence

We hope to meet you on the 14th of March!

Event Details

  • Starting Time: 14.00 - 15:00 pm
  • Date:14th of March, 2023
  • Location:Room XXII
    Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Further Report

Protest of the Baloch Human Rights Council
(15th of March from 12.00 to 13.00 pm)

Protest of World Sindhi Congress
(16th of March from 12.00 to 13.00 pm)

Find a small recap video of GHRD´s last Geneva trip below!