Reema Omer

Little progress against torture

Little progress against torture

There have been many regressive developments since the CAT committee’s review of Pakistan’s record. Published 26 Jun, 2021 06:28am
Mixed signals on rights

Mixed signals on rights

Government officials continue to call human rights standards alien to Pakistan’s ground realities. Updated 06 May, 2021 09:12am
SOCIETY: CHALLENGING RAPE MYTHS

SOCIETY: CHALLENGING RAPE MYTHS

Prime Minister Imran Khan received widespread castigation for implying that sexual violence was caused by obscenity and a lack... Published 18 Apr, 2021 06:57am
Allocation of cases

Allocation of cases

Assigning cases shouldn’t weaken judicial independence. Published 06 Mar, 2021 06:53am
Ethical vs disciplinary codes

Ethical vs disciplinary codes

A fundamental element of judicial independence is that judges should have security of tenure. Published 25 Dec, 2020 07:25am
GSP-Plus & media freedom

GSP-Plus & media freedom

The European Commission has noted a ‘serious deterioration of media freedom in Pakistan’. Published 12 Apr, 2020 07:13am
Sedition and its discontents

Sedition and its discontents

Elements of the offence are vague and over-broad, and open to subjective interpretations. Published 03 Feb, 2020 07:12am
Due process

Due process

Musharraf must be allowed to engage a counsel of his own choice. Published 03 Dec, 2019 07:19am
Dismal approach to rights

Dismal approach to rights

Pakistan responded in a perfunctory manner to the UN committee’s recommendations. Updated 24 Nov, 2019 08:25am
Definition of terrorism

Definition of terrorism

International standards clarify that laws related to terrorism must be clearly and precisely formulated. Published 04 Nov, 2019 07:12am
Defining judicial misconduct

Defining judicial misconduct

Some aspects of the judicial accountability framework appear inconsistent with international standards. Published 26 Aug, 2019 07:01am
Bail and liberty

Bail and liberty

Under international standards, pretrial detention should be the exception. Published 22 Jun, 2019 06:59am
Myth of ‘speedy justice’

Myth of ‘speedy justice’

Courts in Pakistan have warned that “speedy trial should never be at the cost of the procedure”. Published 01 Apr, 2019 06:54am
Yet another extension?

Yet another extension?

Extending the military courts’ jurisdiction will not help counter the very real terrorist threat. Updated 05 Jan, 2019 12:33pm
A distinct crime

A distinct crime

A law is needed to criminalise disappearances. Published 04 Sep, 2018 06:02am