Promoting Access to Environmental & Gender Justice

Project Overview RSIL was engaged by UNDP to conduct research, capacity-building sessions and consultations on promoting access to environmental justice in Pakistan. This project involved conducting: an assessment of the link between access to environmental justice and business and human rights in Balochistan; an analysis of redressal mechanisms for the violation of environmental rights in…

Storytelling Initiative

Project Overview In 2023, CEI was awarded a grant under the Storytelling Initiative in collaboration with the Leadership & Learning for Sustainability Lab at McGill University and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada. The grant involved attending workshops on community podcasting and producing a podcast which centres the stories and voices…

Countering Terrorism Financing through a Strengthened Rule of Law Framework

Project Overview In 2018, RSIL in collaboration with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) spearheaded the initiative to enhance the capacity of justice sector actors and officials involved in anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing (AML/CTF) prosecutions in Pakistan. Developing the capacity of officials involved in AML/CTF regime is key to…

Diplomacy, Law and Policy Forum

Project Overview The Diplomacy, Law, and Policy Forum is an online platform established with an aim to shape debate and dialogue on issues central to international humanitarian law, diplomacy and policy. A collaboration between the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Research Society of International Law (RSIL) in Pakistan, the DLP Forum seeks to address some…

Developing a National Action Plan for Business & Human Rights in Pakistan

Project Overview RSIL has been engaged by the Federal Ministry of Human Rights and the United Nations Development Fund to undertake a national assessment of existing human rights standards within the business context. The project was based on the inordinate impact of business activity on the enjoyment of human rights which has become an area…

STOP ML

Project Overview In June 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) identified Pakistan as a jurisdiction with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies. This so-called “grey-listing” spurred a flurry of action at all levels of the Government of Pakistan with the introduction of new laws and regulatory mechanisms. As a result, the Asia Pacific Group (APG), a FATF-style…

Supporting implementation of NAP on Business and Human Rights

Project Overview RSIL is currently engaged by the UNDP to develop and deliver trainings on Human Rights Due Diligence to relevant stakeholders to supplement the Government’s activities in implementing the NAP on BHR in Pakistan. Moreover, the Project seeks to identify ways in which national human rights institutions may play a significant role in protecting…