Khalid Ishaque Annual Distinguished Lecture by Ms. Hina Jilani (Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan): "Human Rights: A Pathway to Democracy, Justice and Social Progress"

About the Speaker:

Hina Jilani is lawyer practicing in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. She established Pakistan’s first all-women’s law firm in 1980. She has worked for the rights of women, minorities, children and prisoners and has gained landmark judgments for the protection of human rights in Pakistan.

She served as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Human Rights Defenders. She was appointed as a member of the UN Fact Finding Mission on Gaza in April 2009, and a member of the UN Security Council established International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur in October 2004.

She co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and the Women’s Action Forum in 1986 and 1980, respectively. She was elected as the Chair of South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) from 2010 to 2017. Ms. Jilani is a member of The Elders, a group of global independent leaders established by Nelson Mandela to work for peace and human rights. She currently serves as the President of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT).

Hina Jilani is the recipient of numerous human rights awards including the American Bar Association Litigation Award in 1992 and the Millennium Peace Prize in 2001. She was awarded the Honorary Doctorate in Laws (honoris causa) by Trinity College, Dublin in 2016 and by the Roehampton University, United Kingdom in 2009.

April 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm | Asifa Irfan Moot Court, LUMS