Hina Jilani has been a member of The Elders since 2013. Hina Jilani is especially passionate about women and girls’ rights and women’s role in justice and peace-making, defending human rights defenders and the fair treatment and protection of refugees. Together with The Elders she has traveled to Myanmar, France, Thailand, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and the US. A renowned lawyer and civil society activist, Hina Jilani has dedicated her life to fighting for human rights and democracy in Pakistan and around the world. She established Pakistan’s first all-women law firm in 1980, followed by Pakistan’s first legal aid centre in 1986. Hina Jilani was one of the founders of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in 1986 and was appointed advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 1992. In 2000 she became the first Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders, and for the next eight years worked to empower and protect rights defenders worldwide. She was awarded the Millennium Peace Prize for Women in 2001 in recognition of her life-long contribution to peace-building and human rights. She was appointed Co-chair of the Task Force on Justice in 2018.
Hina Jilani will speak at the World Justice Forum's HagueTalks: Resilience: Stories of Women Standing Up for Justice