Today, the International Day of the Disappeared focuses attention on victims of enforced disappearance, including the mothers, wives, sisters, family members and communities who are left behind to pick up the pieces after a disappearance.
Reports issued by H.R.W. and other human rights groups are professional analyses of different countries. It is absolutely irresponsible and unethical to respond to such criticism with personal attacks on individual professionals affiliated with these organizations.
This visit may give impetuous to international calls to the Pakistani government to end suspected extrajudicial practices and punish officials responsible for the countless cases of forced disappearance.
In an extraordinary institutional confrontation, Pakistan's Supreme Court says the country's paramilitary forces should stop human rights abuses in the country's largest province of Balochistan or face prosecution.