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Why Democracy’s Case Against the Basic Structure Doctrine is Weak in Pakistan – Part I


Isaam Bin Haris

Why Democracy’s Case Against the Basic Structure Doctrine is Weak in Pakistan – Part I

Why Democracy’s Case Against the Basic Structure Doctrine is Weak in Pakistan – Part I The Judgment of the Supreme Court of Pakistan upholding the constitutionality of the 18th and 21st Amendments to


Farrukh Dall

The Riba Case And The Interest Based Financial System of Pakistan

The Riba Case And The Interest Based Financial System of Pakistan Article 2 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, stipulates that all existing laws shall be brought in conformity


Hassan Niazi

With Apologies To Judicial Supremacy

With Apologies To Judicial Supremacy On the 17th of April, 1905, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Lochner v. New York, a case concerning the regulation of the minimum number

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Democracy: Fact Or Fiction

Democracy: Fact Or Fiction So we are back to “saving democracy”. You may once have thought that accountability was a significant component of democracy, but apparently you were wrong, it is actually

Obeying Illegal Orders From Superiors: Guidelines for Civil Servants

Obeying Illegal Orders From Superiors: Guidelines for Civil Servants   “You may even be put to trouble not because you are doing anything wrong but because you are doing right. Sacrifices have

Supreme Court Orders Implementation of Urdu as Official Language

Supreme Court Orders Implementation of Urdu as Official Language The Supreme Court, under a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, has ordered the immediate implementation of Urdu as the


Daud Aziz Khokhar

A Human Rights Perspective of the Supreme Court Verdict on the Basic Structure Doctrine

A Human Rights Perspective of the Supreme Court Verdict on the Basic Structure Doctrine   In a recent verdict by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP), the constitutionality of, inter alia, the 21st Amendment — whereby

Originalism v Living Constitution Debate

Originalism v Living Constitution Debate The controversial role of the judiciary (especially after the recent Supreme Court decision on the 18th and 21st Amendment) and whether it can legitimately be treated as a