• Directorate of Human Rights

    The Directorate of Human Rights, Government of Khyber Pakhutnkhwa is statutory and independent institution under the general supervision of Law, Parlimentary Affairs and Human Rights Department and is working for the redressal of grivencess of victims of human rights violation in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

    This Directorate  is established in 2012. Later on, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly passed “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Promotion, Protection and Enforcement of Human Rights Act, 2014”. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in an attempt to empower citizens and to provide an effective mechanism for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights, as provided in the constitution of the The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the various international conventions, treaties and agreements to which Pakistan is a state party or shall become a state party, has enacted the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights act 2014; which provides for the establishment of the provincial Directorate of Human Rights, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Directorate is empowered to conduct inquiries into and investigate human rights violations in the province and provide adequate relief to the aggrieved persons.

    The Act empowers the Directorate of Human Rights, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to review the human rights situation and promote, protect and enforce human rights in the province. The Directorate also obtains information, documents and reports on complaints and allegations of human rights violations from the government departments and other agencies. Directorate is mandated to visit any jail or any institution or place under the control of the government, where convicts or other under trial prisoners or other persons lodged or detained, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the provisions of jail manual and other applicable laws relating to the inmates are being compiled with or not.

    The Directorate is also mandated, under the Act, to propose new legislation or amendments in the existing laws to improve Human Rights situation in the Province.