Asma Jahangir is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. She set up the well-known human rights NGO in Pakistan, the Human Rights Commission. At the international level, she held several top positions, notably as UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-judicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions (1998-2004) and, since 2004, as UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. She was imprisoned during the Martial Law regime in 1983. Asma represents often clients who are denied their fundamental rights. She has defended cases of minorities, women and children in prisons. She has authored two books: Divine Sanction? The Hadood Ordinances 1988 and Children of a Lesser God . She is the recipient of several awards including the 1995 Martin Ennals Award.