First IA Rehman Research Grant awarded to Farieha Aziz

HRCP

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is delighted to announce that Farieha Aziz has been awarded the first IA Rehman Research Grant.

Farieha Aziz will study the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 and its consequences for the fundamental rights of citizens in Pakistan. Her findings will be published and disseminated by the commission.

Instituted in honor of veteran journalist, human rights defender, and HRCP’s honorary spokesperson, the IA Rehman Research Grant is intended to facilitate original research carried out in any area of human rights in Pakistan. This year’s awardee was selected by an independent committee of senior academics and human rights defenders.

Commending the range and depth of applications received, the committee said that it had been hard-pressed to select Ms. Farieha Aziz from among such highly qualified candidates.

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