National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) is a human rights body, established by the Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference in 1985. As an advocacy organization the Commission focuses human rights of the marginalized, especially religious minorities, women, children and labour in Pakistan, which involves interventions regarding awareness, opinion building about law and policy reforms. NCJP carries out its activities through seven regional offices in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, Hyderabad, Karachi and Quetta and a National office at Lahore. For its activities in the field NCJP relies on a cadre of 500+ human rights activists (volunteers) belonging to different religions, cultures and administrative regions of Pakistan. NCJP received an International Human Rights Award by the Tji-Hak-Soon (Tulip) Foundation of South Korea in 2001, for its services in promotion of human rights. In 2016, Pax Christy International (Geneva) conferred NCJP with Peace Award 2016 for its efforts in the field of Human Rights particularly the rights of minorities.
Since 1990 NCJP has campaigned against discriminatory laws in the country through advocacy and lobbying, research reports, awareness sessions and dialogue ...READ MORE
Campaign for Joint Electorate System
Since 1988 NCJP campaigned against the Separate Electorate System in Pakistan and demanded for the restoration of the Joint Electorate System. ...READ MORE
Campaign against Inclusion of Column of Religion in National Identity Card
In 1992, the government tried to include a column of religion in National Identity Card. NCJP led a countrywide campaign, participated ...READ MORE
Campaign against Bonded labour
In 1987, NCJP launched its first campaign against bonded labour in brick kilns. A Collaborative effort with other organizations brought safeguards ...READ MORE