Pakistan UNTOC Review Process 2022 - Civil Society Perspective

24 Mar, 2023

NIOC Digest September

05 Oct, 2022

NIOC Digest August

07 Sep, 2022

NIOC Policy Briefing: Trafficking in Persons - Challenges and way forward

07 Sep, 2022

NIOC Digest June

05 Jul, 2022

A new issue of the International Review of Contemporary Law, IADL’s digital legal journal, has been released.

A new issue of the International Review of Contemporary Law, IADL’s digital legal journal, has been released on 31 May 2022. With content in both French and English, this edition was edited by Walid Okais, with editor-in-chief Evelyn Dürmayer. The issue highlights various legal, political and social issues related to the United Nations Charter, its current relevance, its history, interpretations and utility for those seeking a just world. Charlotte Kates laid out this issue.

17 Jun, 2022

WhatsOn - National Initiative against Organized Crime (NIOC)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been working in Pakistan for over 35 years, in close collaboration with the Government of Pakistan and civil society, with the purpose of addressing development challenges, specifically related to drugs and crime. This kind of multistakeholder cooperation among UNODC, the Government of Pakistan and civil society brings about differentiated impacts on the ground. One such case is the Centre for Governance Research (CGR)-Pakistan – National Initiative against Organized Crime (NIOC). This organization is taking a leading role in convening governmental and non-governmental actors for the engagement in the Review Mechanism of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).

01 Mar, 2022

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25th

25 Nov, 2021

Job opening - Global Initiative

We are looking for an associate to support with the organisational and logistical aspects of the 24-hour conference on global organized crime (OC24) held on 1-2 December 2021 ( The OC24 conference was founded last year during the coronavirus pandemic, aiming to bring together organized crime scholars, practitioners, students, and relevant stakeholder groups from all corners of the world. Following up on the success of OC24 - 2020 (with over 3,000 participants worldwide), this year's conference will continue with the 24-hour format and is again jointly organized by ECPR-SGOC, CIROC, IASOC and GI-TOC.

28 Oct, 2021

IADL Statement for COP26

28 Oct, 2021

World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10th, is the World Mental Health Day. Check out this very informative graphic prepare by Non-State Torture.

10 Oct, 2021

Out now: Women Unsilenced - Our Refusal to Let Torturer-Traffickers Win

A book by Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald.

12 Sep, 2021

NIOC July Extremism Watch

Eight articles and news items are reported in the current edition, depicting various dimensions of extremism in the country, not only in the religious domain but also highlighting gender disparity. Major focus is on discrimination against and persecution of religious minorities, especially, Ahmadis and Hindus. The alleged “indirectly forced” conversions of Hindus in Sindh and increased killings and economic boycott of Ahmadis in Punjab are alarming. More alarming is the fact that incidents of violence/killings are not random; there is an emerging organized patronage of the crime, threatening not only the individuals but law enforcement system overall. The alleged persecution/discrimination is not confined to physical and economic harm only by the extremist organizations but is described as linked to the very constitution, which is the mother of all laws.

02 Aug, 2021

Dominicans for Justice and Peace Internship

As part of the Resource Mobilisation Team, the intern will participate in increasing the visibility of the organization among potential and current donors, partners and the Dominican Family. S/he will help in the roll-out of the fundraising strategy of Dominicans for Justice and Peace, supporting the various processes in securing funding for the organization, including undertaking research, reaching out to potential donors and updating the database of the organization. The intern will work under the supervision of the Director and the Project Manager.

22 Jul, 2021

UNAFEI training programmes in 2022

14 Jul, 2021

NIOC Monthly Newsletter June

A total of 12 terrorist attacks took place in Pakistan during June 2021, representing a decrease of 20 percent from the month before. These attacks claimed 29 lives – compared to 33 in the previous month – and injured 31 other people. Six of these attacks happened in Balochistan, four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one attack took place in each of Punjab and Islamabad.

12 Jul, 2021

APCOF Research Report: Poverty is not a crime - Decriminalising petty By-laws in South Africa

South Africa may be classified as an upper middle-income country but it remains amongst the most unequal societies in the world, with high income and wealth inequality and low intergenerational mobility remaining as marked legacies of the historic entrenchment of economic and social exclusion.

29 Jun, 2021

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers

29 Jun, 2021

NIOC Strengthening CE laws in Pakistan

This research study has attempted to unravel the gaps in the laws against extremism across multiple dimensions. The research process, however, has broadened the focus, by examining the historical trajectory of extremism, the state’s response to deal with it by using legislative and policy instruments and the quantum of success that these instruments have achieved. Towards the end, the research findings have been translated into recommendations and conclusions and a proposed way forward .

27 May, 2021

WFWP Statement at 14. Crime Congress

09 Apr, 2021

IADL: International Memorial Event for Ebru Timtik

09 Apr, 2021

NIOC Pakistan’s Organized Crime Monthly Review February 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only affecting the economies and societies across the world but also changing the trends of the organized crime and illicit markets. Pakistan is already facing critical economic challenges as well as issues related to governance and internal security. While the coronavirus pandemic has complicated these challenges, it can also bring to fore new challenges related to organized crime and non-state actors in the country.

08 Mar, 2021

Webinar Series by the Coalition of Faith based Organizations now accessible online

In our webinar series we have had representatives from UNODC, Religions For Peace, KAIDIID, United Religions Initiative, Universal Peace Federation, UN Habitat, along with representatives of all the world’s great religions, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and others.

13 Feb, 2021

NIOC - Paper on terrorism in Pakistan during Covid-19

By Muhammad Amir Rana

14 Jan, 2021

ACPF - Mail Magazine No.4

The Asia Crime Prevention Foundation published the APCF Mail Magazine No.4 (English Version).

14 Jan, 2021

IADL - International Commission of Inquiry to Open Hearings on Racist Police Violence in the US on MLK Day

The National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) have assembled a commission of experts from around the world to investigate racist police violence against people of African descent in the United States.

14 Jan, 2021

IADL - New issue of International Review of Contemporary Law released: Democracy and Feminism in the Era of COVID-19

Edited by Evelyn Dürmayer, the issue focuses on broad themes related to democracy and feminism in the era of COVID-19. It addresses a wide range of topics, remembering Ebru Timtik, the lawyer in Turkey who lost her life on hunger strike for justice, and highlighting the call for fair trials in Turkey; addressing international gender violence and abuse; highlighting coastal erosion in Togo; chronicling the women’s movement for democracy in India; looking towards a Red Feminist future; calling attention to serious injustices at international tribunals; reviewing the trial of Golden Dawn in Greece; examining the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; exploring neoliberalism and democracy; and confronting colonialism and reparations in Kanaky.

20 Dec, 2020

NIOC - Terrorism in Pakistan during COVID-19

This policy brief was researched and written by Muhammad Amir Rana, Secretary NIOC. Ms Samina Ahmed and Mr. Jawaid Akhtar, Advisory Board members, reviewed this policy brief and added very valuable comments. Director NIOC Tariq Khosa provided strategic guidance. This policy brief is issued after the review and approval of the NIOC Advisory Board and with the support of NIOC Secretariat.

11 Dec, 2020