The following statement on
The imposition of emergency rule in
• an immediate end to the imposition of emergency rule in
• a halt to the mass arrests of members of the legal profession, university professors and students, and other peaceful protestors, and the prompt release of those arrested under emergency rule provisions.
• an end to efforts to establish a new politically dependent judicial and legal system and the reestablishment of an independent judiciary in the High Courts of Pakistan and the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
• the restoration of democratic processes, including the holding of promised national elections.
We express our deepest sympathy to all those in
We issue this statement in the spirit of the Earth Charter’s vision for building a just, sustainable and peaceful world.
Camila Argolo Godinho
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Peter Blaze Corcoran