Reema Omer

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
Suo motu action

Suo motu action

Article 184(3) is a powerful mechanism to be used judiciously. Published 27 May, 2018 07:05am
‘Short-term’ disappearances

‘Short-term’ disappearances

UN experts have called enforced disappearance “a tool for repression” and a “technique of terror”. Published 18 Dec, 2017 06:51am
Human rights review

Human rights review

The NCHR’s work has been subjected to a number of constraints. Published 10 Nov, 2017 01:27am
Human rights doublespeak

Human rights doublespeak

Pakistan’s election to the Human Rights Council in itself is no victory for human rights in the country. Published 21 Oct, 2017 06:58am
Ineffective commissions

Ineffective commissions

No perpetrators of enforced disappearances have ever been brought to account. Published 03 Oct, 2017 07:00am