Establishment of National Institute of Human Rights, Islamabad
Ministry of Human Rights upon approval of Action plan for Human Rights on 13th February, 2016 established a Project titled “National Institute of Human Rights (NIHR)”.
The major functions of the NIHR includes; Research & Development, Training & Capacity Building of Public and Private Stakeholders, Communication & Publication, Study Gaps & State Commitments, Review of Policy and Legal Reforms, Advocacy & Awareness through Media & other ways; Human Rights Education & Development through new Programs and Projects for Protection & Promotion of Rights.
The Institute would evolve as guiding center for development strategies and programs for the protection of Human Rights. It would serve as a common platform and resource center for public and private stakeholders particularly Civil Society Organizations, NGOs and other Human Rights organizations.
Major objectives of the project are as follows:
Director: Mr. Muhammad Kashif Kamal (Director, NIHR), Tel: 9221700
Focal Person: Ms. Rukhsana Omer (DD, NIHR), Tel: 9216817