There have been many regressive developments since the CAT committee’s review of Pakistan’s record.
Government officials continue to call human rights standards alien to Pakistan’s ground realities.
Prime Minister Imran Khan received widespread castigation for implying that sexual violence was caused by obscenity.
Prime Minister Imran Khan received widespread castigation for implying that sexual violence was caused by obscenity and a lack...
Assigning cases shouldn’t weaken judicial independence.
The foreign funding case is more than just a legal question.
A fundamental element of judicial independence is that judges should have security of tenure.
Contrary to opposition’s claim a proposed govt ordinance does not provide for grant of pardon to spy.
The European Commission has noted a ‘serious deterioration of media freedom in Pakistan’.
Elements of the offence are vague and over-broad, and open to subjective interpretations.
Musharraf must be allowed to engage a counsel of his own choice.
Pakistan responded in a perfunctory manner to the UN committee’s recommendations.
International standards clarify that laws related to terrorism must be clearly and precisely formulated.
Some aspects of the judicial accountability framework appear inconsistent with international standards.
Under international standards, pretrial detention should be the exception.
Courts in Pakistan have warned that “speedy trial should never be at the cost of the procedure”.
Extending the military courts’ jurisdiction will not help counter the very real terrorist threat.
Speedy justice has come at the cost of a fair trial.
The Indian Supreme Court verdict on Section 377 has implications far beyond LGBT rights
A law is needed to criminalise disappearances.