Climate change has become a crisis of current times affecting every country on every continent. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (including its 17 sustainable development […]
Limits of International Human Rights Law in Digital Content Moderation
Introduction With social media platforms on the rise, people have been awarded with unsolicited power to voice their opinion and such freedom of speech comes with […]
Criteria for Supreme Court Appointments
“When making a decision of minor importance, I have always found it advantageous to consider all the pros and cons. In vital matters however…the decision should […]
Are Strikes by Advocates Justified Under the Law?
Introduction The legislature provides legal recourse for many grievances, but people often resort to strikes when the law does not help them. A strike is a […]
From Roe v. Wade to Dobbs v. Jackson: Legal Reasoning and Lawmaking
While the change of opinion of the US Supreme Court from allowing abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973 to prohibiting it in Dobbs v. Jackson […]
Communications during Marriage
The extent and scope of marital privilege in American, English, Indian and Pakistani jurisdictions Nouman Yaseen The communications between spouses are covered by a privilege under […]
SECTION 489-F, PPC: OBJECT, SCOPE &TRIAL
Sana Abbas Dashti (Civil Judge & Judicial Magistrate- Karachi East) For every business or trade to flourish there is need of paramount security from state […]
Restructuring Bar Associations
Ahmed Abbas It was February last year when Islamabad High Court witnessed a dark day after it was stormed by frenzied lawyers vandalized the property, laying […]
WHY DO PEOPLE IN PAKISTAN AVOID SEEKING COURT REMEDIES? FAILURE OF PAKISTAN’S JUDICIARY?
Izza Rizvi “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice”. (Theodore Parker) Rule of law demands habitual obedience to the law […]
Post 18th Amendment Federalism: “Pith and Substance” Doctrine and Cooperative Federalism
Adeel Wahid A. Introduction The aim of this paper is to explore the “pith and substance” doctrine, and notions of Cooperative Federalism (also known as Marble […]
Momin Ali Khan By a recent short order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan dated 17th May 2022, it was held that the vote of any […]
Landmark Decision: Suo Moto Case No 1 of 2022
The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which was unanimously passed by Parliament in 1973, was authored by my late father, Abdul Hafeez Pirzada. The […]
Rethinking Elevation of Judges: Fate of an Idea Whose Time Has Come!
On the 19th of May, 1964, the Republican Senator from Illinois (US), Everett McKinley Dirksen, showed his support for the Civil Rights Act 1964 in the […]
Word for the Woman: Prioritizing Gender-Neutral Legislative Drafting
All hail the patriarchy! These are archaic salutations for a society where misogyny reigns supreme, where ‘he’ remains the default and where women shrink their experiences […]
Can Oral Contracts be Enforced in Pakistan?
This article will evaluate the enforceability of oral contracts in Pakistan. Oral contracts are commonly executed in Pakistan for the sale of goods, services or, where […]
Pakistani Law and Online Marketplaces – An Enigma
The dramatic alteration to the in-person product experience resulting from the global lockdown has accelerated the growth of online marketplaces. The requirement of new security procedures […]
Serving People, Reforming Civil Service
[Note: This article has been written before the announcement of CSS 2021 exam results] An article was published on 17th February, 2021 in DAWN news titled […]