Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Department

This department protects and safeguards the fundamental human rights without any distinction of creed, race or religion.The department formulates policies to foster equality, unity, peace and harmony among all citizens with compassion and care for the oppressed segments of the society. The department also refers and recommends investigations and inquiries in case of any violation of human rights.
 
The major functions of this department are:
  • To coordinate with public and private sector and institutions to promote human rights
     
  • To gather information, facts and reports on complaints and allegations of human rights’ violations
     
  • To visit police stations, prisons and jails, women and juvenile refuge centers, hospitals, factories and other Institutions and places to report to the competent authorities for necessary action against violation of human rights
     
  • Harmonization of laws, legislation and practices with the international human rights covenants and agreements
     
  • Administration of the following laws and the rules framed there-under:
    • The Christian Marriage Act 1872
    • The Hindu Gains of Learning Act 1930
       
  • Matters incidental and ancillary to the above subjects

Assets and Liabilities

Khalil Tahir Sindhu (Minister, Human Rights & Minorities Affairs)

Tariq Masih Gill (Parliamentary Secretary, Human Rights & Minorities Affairs)

 

Reports

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS