Hina Jilani

Member, HPCR Group of Professionals on Monitoring, Reporting, and Fact-finding

Hina Jilani is a human rights activist from Lahore, Pakistan.  From 2000 to 2008, she served as the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders, for which she undertook visits to numerous countries, including Angola, Indonesia, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Kyrgyzstan, and Serbia.  She also served as a Member of the United Nations Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict in 2009 and on the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur from 2004 to 2005.  She is one of the founders of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and of the Women’s Action Forum.  In 2008, she was the recipient of the American Bar Association's International Human Rights Lawyer Award.