Mar 14, 2013
12:00pm - 1:00pm    |    WILF Hall, 139 MacDougal street, 3rd floor

Human Rights Defenders Lunch Series Talk with Sarah Belal of Justice Project Pakistan

 Lunch will be served. ID and RSVP are required for entry to the building. Please RSVP to Audrey Watne at watnea@exchange.law.nyu.edu

About: Please join the IILJ, CHRGJ, and LSHR in welcoming our latest speaker in the “Human Rights Defenders Series”—featuring Sarah Belal of Justice Project Pakistan, a non-profit human rights law firm, established in Lahore in December 2009.

JPP provides direct pro bono legal and investigative services to the most vulnerable prisoners in the Pakistani justice system, particularly those facing the death penalty, victims of police torture and mentally ill prisoners. JPP also litigates to challenge unfair and unjust laws in Pakistan, moving the law forward to meet international standards. JPP’s strategic litigation takes on a variety of serious problems in Pakistan’s criminal justice system, from the endemic use of torture during police investigations, to the disregarded rights of the mentally ill, to the use of blasphemy laws to intimidate minorities. By challenging unjust laws and creating progressive legal precedent, JPP can have an impact disproportionate to its size.

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