Law, human rights and Justice are fundamental institutions of the basic structure of society, therefore it is imperative that every institution of high-learning has a dedicated team which actively researches in the field of law, justice and human rights. The Center for Human Rights and Justice (CHRJ) is an important enabling mechanism for achieving our vision of inspired learning and our mission of leading.
The Centre is integral to the academic missions of the university and it is led by experienced faculty/staff and students. The Centre carries out cutting-edge research in Human Rights, International Law, Feminist Legal Theory, Refugee Law and Environmental Law. The team explores and seeks answers to legal questions and their effect on Human Rights which present themselves in the international arena, at our borders, on our media and in our Parliament.
Questions such as state sovereignty, land grabbing in underdeveloped countries, Pakistan’s commitment to International Human Rights treaties, civil and political rights progress in Pakistan, state’s legal obligation (if any) to provide clean water and shelter to its citizens, etc. CHRJ is currently working on a few pilot projects, although, with time Centre will broaden its scope and engage in active advocacy. The team will move forward, from researching questions to designing and engaging advocacy strategies for advancement of human rights and strengthening rule of law. CHRJ plans to hold an Annual International Conference on Human Rights and Justice and publish an Annual Journal the ‘Human Rights and Justice Review’.