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Torture: An Undefined Word In The Pakistani Legal System

Torture: An Undefined Word In The Pakistani Legal System  Article 1 of United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT) defines torture in the following terms: For the purposes of this Convention, the term “torture” means


Mian Nairab Khurshid

Dilemma Of The Pakistani Legal System

Dilemma Of The Pakistani Legal System “All existing laws shall be brought in conformity with the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah, in this Part referred

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Amnah Mohasin

Licence To Kill

Licence To Kill Vigilante justice has become a norm in Pakistan. Supporters of vigilante justice justify their actions by quoting the poor law and order situation and diminishing public trust in the


Amnah Mohasin

Pakistan’s Grim Tales Of Custodial Torture And Coerced Confessions

Pakistan’s Grim Tales Of Custodial Torture And Coerced Confessions Did Aftab Ahmed’s death bring custodial torture into the limelight or did a can of worms just open up in Pakistan? What puzzles

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Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Lawyers

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Lawyers – The Mumtaz Qadri episode has shown how divided the lawyer community is. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,

Senate Passes Law Against Child Abuse

Senate Passes Law Against Child Abuse The Senate passed a bill that criminalises sexual assault against minors and child pornography and trafficking. The amendment to the Penal Code, which will come into

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Asma Bangash

Islam, Law Of The Land, Women’s Rights And Women’s Day In Pakistan

Islam, Law Of The Land, Women’s Rights And Women’s Day In Pakistan March 8 comes and goes every year. Like every year, this year also seminars, workshops and conferences were held all

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Asfandyar Khan Tareen

Constitutional Mandate Of The Federal Shariat Court

Constitutional Mandate Of The Federal Shariat Court The Federal Shariat Court (FSC) was established under the Presidential Order No.1 of 1980, incorporated as Chapter 3A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic