FFR hosted the inquiry held by UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson QC who launched a formal investigation into the civilian impact of the use of US drones and other forms of targeted killing, focusing on the applicable legal framework, and a critical examination of the factual evidence concerning civilian casualties.Read more
As part of our anti-drone campaign, the Foundation for Fundamental Rights along with the legal charity Reprieve (UK) and PTI Chairman, Imran Khan invited CODEPINK and foreign filmmakers to take part in the Waziristan Peace March on 6th- 7th October 2012 against the use of US drones in Pakistan which have killed hundreds of civilians to date.Read more
Hunerkada, Jamal Shah's art institute joined with FFR and Reprieve to create Bugsplat, an arrangement of exploded missiles accompanied by the photographs of their victims.
Bugsplat is the term used by the Americans after eliminating their target.
“The idea is to investigate and thrash out issues and figure out what the drone strikes really are. The presentation reflects on it through art without being propagandist,” said gallery owner and visual and performing artist Jamal Shah.Read more
FFR works on capital cases as these involve the most serious of human rights breaches. For this purpose, FFR worked with Reprieve on a “Death Penalty Manual” for purposes of training young criminal lawyers and drafted various sample court applications to introduce new avenues of helping one’s client on capital cases.Read more
On 28th October 2012 FFR hosted the Waziristan Grand Jirga (council) in Islamabad, in order to open an international dialogue on the CIA’s use of drones in Pakistan. Tribal elders and victims' families from North Waziristan, former cricketer Imran Khan of political party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) as well as international human rights lawyers, activists …Read more
As part of its legal actions and campaign against drones, FFR remains extremely active in local and international media. FFR has taken part in several documentaries on drones by both CNN and Mr. Robert Greenwald and introduced several drone victims to the renowed German journalist for Time magazine, Mr. Wolfgang Baur.Read more