Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan by EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (ECLJ) – On Freedom of Expression

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Freedom of Expression

Pakistan has impermissibly restricted the freedom of expression by subordinating it to Shariah. This restriction has created a repressive environment in which anyone may be punished for any action deemed inconsistent with Islam. While the Pakistani constitution allows for such restrictions, it is antithetical to the ICCPR. The 2012 UPR must hold Pakistan accountable to the rule of law and its international commitments.

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