Amber Darr

Democracy matters

A true democracy has several mechanisms for eliciting public opinion. Published Sep 07, 2014 01:07am

An alien justice

‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves’ —William Shakespeare, Julius CaesarNO matter... Published Jun 10, 2014 01:06am

Judicial accountability

THAT the honourable judges of the Supreme Court continue to bask in their post-2007 independence was evident at the... Published Apr 26, 2014 05:50am

Taming of the lawyers

IN recent years, reports of lawyers taking the law into their own hands, harassing judges and going on strike for... Published Mar 29, 2014 06:57am

Lands beyond the law

MUZAFFARGARH and Khuzdar, separated as they are by more than 600 kilometres, do not immediately appear to have much... Published Feb 11, 2014 07:14am

An unequal people

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” — George Orwell, Animal Farm THE... Published Jan 14, 2014 07:33am

Woman on the bench

JUSTICE Ashraf Jahan made history as she took oath as the first female judge to be appointed to Pakistan’s Federal... Published Jan 06, 2014 07:49am

Not above the law

IN recent weeks, the superior judiciary of Pakistan, and indeed the chief justice himself, has come under... Published Aug 13, 2013 07:04am

Professionals wanted

ANYONE scouring the newspapers in search of job opportunities is bound to have noticed the rather colourful... Updated Jul 18, 2013 07:41am

Judiciary goes native

IT is perhaps little known outside of legal circles, that the Supreme Court of Pakistan has recently initiated a... Published Jun 17, 2013 04:17am

How to build a state

IN a statement released to the press in the wake of the gruesome massacre of Shia Hazaras in Quetta, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif declared, rather ominously, that Pakistan was on the verge of turning into a “failed state”. Published Mar 03, 2013 12:05am

The investor’s exchange

A SOMEWHAT underplayed, but certainly significant corollary of last week’s political turmoil was its impact on the Pakistani stock market. Published Jan 22, 2013 12:05am

In courts we trust

IT is perhaps an unwitting consequence of the lawyers’ movement and the tussle between the executive and the judiciary, that even an ordinary person, not otherwise concerned with the law, has become familiar with Published Dec 18, 2012 03:02am

Partners in law

IN a recent press release, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan announced the incorporation of 320 new companies in the month of October. Published Nov 22, 2012 12:20am

The fractured nexus

ON March 10, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, whilst addressing newly enrolled advocates of the Supreme Court in Islamabad, stated, that “the nexus between the bench and the bar is very strong and the Published Mar 26, 2012 07:31pm

An unfulfilled mandate

“DOES the bar have a mandate?” was the question posed to me when I mentioned the title of this article to a colleague. Published Feb 21, 2012 11:40pm

The overriding objective

IN 1996, after extensive consultations with a law review committee of which he was the head, Lord Woolf, the then second-most senior judge in England Published Nov 21, 2011 07:50pm

The ethical lawyer

The challenge to us as lawyers is not to degrade the principles and the values we hold civilised by failing in... Published Oct 26, 2011 08:49pm

Raising the bar

MARCH 9, 2007 was a watershed in Pakistan`s history not only because on that day a judge defied an all-powerful... Published Jul 12, 2010 12:00am

In the name of the people

WHETHER it is the case of the National Reconciliation Ordinance, the contract for the supply of liquefied natural ... Published May 24, 2010 12:00am