[TRIGGER WARNING] “Legal language does more than express thoughts. It reinforces certain world views and understanding of events.” The crime of rape is old in age, […]
Sigh of Relief: Two-Finger Test Abolished, Anti-Rape Ordinance Promulgated
Pakistan, after the partition of the subcontinent and its independence from British rule, inherited most of the British legal framework and its practices. An infamous practice […]
Timely Abolishment of the Two-Finger Test Would Have Favoured Mukhtaran Mai’s Rape Appeal – In Conversation with Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan
[TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic Content] Ever since Justice Ayesha Malik ruled in favour of the abolishment of the abhorrent two-finger test in rape cases, I was intrigued […]
No More Dignity Trials
No More Dignity Trials Lamented as a colonial relic but also labeled as pejorative and contemptuous, the “two finger test” has been used to ascertain whether […]
What the LHC Decision on the Virginity Test Means
The mere thought of a traumatized female rape victim having to go through something as gruesome as the compulsory two-finger virginity test is enough to send […]
Rights of Illegitimate Children in Pakistan: Sunni and Shia Law Perspectives
Introduction Under Islamic law, a child born out of wedlock is considered filius nullius (“a son of nobody”) and considered to own no lineage to the […]
The Indignity of the Two-Finger Test
Two men recently brutally raped a woman in front of her two minor children when her car broke down on the night of 10th September, 2020 […]
When Will the Numbers Go Down?
I do not intend to use fancy language or interpret a problematic provision of law or mention statistics to support my assertions. Today, I write as […]
Evolution of Rape as a War Crime and Status in Pakistan
Introduction Rape and acts of sexual violence against women have been committed during times of armed conflict for a long time. Rape was previously considered a […]
Sexual Violence During Armed Conflict: An Inevitable Reality?
Despite being acts of shame, sexual atrocities have been committed against women since a long time. ‘Sexual violence’ is not a new term but it is […]
Unnatural Treatment of Male Rape by the Law: An Opportunity Missed
Unnatural Treatment of Male Rape by the Law: An Opportunity Missed When Law and Society Reflect Each Other This is not the first time this has […]
6 Reasons Why Rape is an Under-Reported Crime
6 Reasons Why Rape is an Under-Reported Crime Hardly a week passes in our country without there being a media report about an incident of rape […]
How Can The Society Prevent Child Sexual Abuse?
How Can The Society Prevent Child Sexual Abuse? In the small village of Hussain Khan Wala, demons of the most abhorrent crime of child sexual abuse […]
Critical Analysis Of The Anti Rape And Anti Honor Killing Laws In Pakistan
Critical Analysis Of The Anti Rape And Anti Honor Killing Laws In Pakistan Introduction Women in Pakistan have long been oppressed and denied justice. Even the […]
Federal Legislation In 2016
Federal Legislation In 2016 In the year 2016, the National Assembly passed 51 Acts but the Majlis-e-Shura (Parliament) altogether passed just seven, out of which two were […]
Other Than The Rapist, Who Else Is Responsible For Rape?
Other Than The Rapist, Who Else Is Responsible For Rape? Women have always been degraded, humiliated and disrespected in almost every relation during their entire life […]
The Brock Turner Case: An Inappropriate Sentence And A Judge Stepping Down
The Brock Turner Case: An Inappropriate Sentence And A Judge Stepping Down Brock Turner, a former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault, had taken an intoxicated […]