Mr. Khawaja Azeem Armaghan (Chairperson), Advocate High Court, is the founder of Centre for Human Rights and Legal Aid (CHRLA). He did his graduation from University of London International Prorgammes in Bachelor of Laws in 2017 and is a practicing lawyer in the lower courts as well as the High Courts. Currently he is pursuing his Bar at Law from the United Kingdom.  He has served as an elected member of the Youth Parliament of Pakistan 2016, a project which was initiated by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) in collaboration with the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). He was elected as the leader of the Opposition in the Youth Parliament and was honored to represent a 12 member delegation of Youth Parliamentarians to the UK and Denmark to explore their democratic and governance systems.

 

As a lawyer, he realized that no country can progress without dispensing affordable and timely justice to its citizens, especially, to those who are victims of violation of fundamental rights especially on matters concerned with criminal justice. Catering to this and his resolute for the protection of human rights as well as enhanced access to justice, Mr. Azeem Armaghan established ‘The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Aid’ (CHRLA).