Advocacy

Advocacy

In aid of our strategic litigation FFR works to raise awareness regarding human rights abuses through documentation, campaigns, public talks, seminars and op-eds.

Just as pictures speak louder than words, moving pictures are even more powerful. FFR has worked on a number of short and long feature documentary films over the the last four years.

In order to raise awareness we have arranged, organised and participated in protests against drone strikes, we have worked on informing the narrative, and enhancing civil society involvement on the issues.

Legal Aid For Waziristan

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are a group of small administrative units in the northwest of Pakistan, lying between the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and the neighbouring country of Afghanistan. They comprise of seven tribal agencies and six smaller frontier regions including north and south Waziristan.

The Constitution of Pakistan governs FATA through rules left by the British in 1901 – the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR). The FCR was declared ‘black law’ by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1995, however the legislature has failed to provide the tribal people with a system of governance ensuring rights of individuals in the constitution. The Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and High Courts of Pakistan do not extend directly to FATA and Provincially …


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Client Stories - Noor Khan

Malik Noor Khan, born 1984 in Datta Khel, NWA, is currently studying for an MA in Political Sciences at the Government Post Graduate College in Miranshah. Noor Khan’s father was the head of a tribal jirga that was meeting to resolve a Chromite mine dispute among sub tribes in Mada Khel, Datta Khel Tehsil, North Waziristan.


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Death Penalty

There are over 8000 people on death row in Pakistan making it amongst the largest death row population in the world. In 2011, as many as 313 people were sentenced to death by various courts including six women. Over half of them (161) were convicted of murder.

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Torture

Torture is a method of attacking an individual's fundamental modes of psychological and social along with his critical and analytical functioning. Over 10,421 cases of torture in police custody were reported in Pakistan between 2000-2010.


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