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17th September, 2012

Zimran Samuel is currently attending an international hearing at the 21st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Zimran is attending on behalf of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales. The session comes on the back of mounting concern at the treatment of children facing charges under the blasphemy law in Pakistan.

The session is being held in Geneva from 16th - 19th September 2012 and is being attended by Ambassadors of member states and UN representatives. Speakers include Ms. Asiya Nasir (Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan), Mr. I.A. Rehman (Director Human Rights Commission of Pakistan), Mr. Abdul Baseer Naweed (Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong) and H.E. Rev. Kjell M.Bondevik, Former Prime Minister of Norway.

Earlier this year the Bar Human Rights Committee issued a statement detailing its concerns relating to the age of criminal responsibility in Pakistan : http://www.barhumanrights.org.uk/



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