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Scandals Target the Pakistan Judiciary
Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), a political party that has ruled the country off and on in the past three decades, has released an audio-video montage claiming that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) judge, who convicted and sentenced former Pr (More)
Pakistan's Hyperactive Supreme Court
JURIST Guest Columnist L. Ali Khan of the Washburn University School of Law discusses troubling recent trends in the Pakistani Supreme Court...Judicial activism is a milder label to express what the Pakistan Supreme Court has done over the decades (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 2 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Kenya's Supreme Court ruled 4-2 Friday to invalidate the recent presidential election. UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee on Thursday expressed grave concern for Rohingya Muslims in Myanma (More)
Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf declared a fugitive
A Pakistan anti-terrorism court declared former president and army general Pervez Musharraf a fugitive from the law on Thursday concerning the assassination of former prime minister, and first female leader in the Muslim world, Benazir Bhutto . The (More)
Pakistan court upholds death sentence for blasphemy killing
Pakistan's Islamabad High Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the man convicted of assassinating the liberal governor of Pakistan's Punjab province Salman Taseer for his opposition against the nation's blasphemy law [t (More)
UN rights chief condemns 'savage extremism' of Taliban insurgents
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein condemned the "savage extremism" of Taliban insurgents who killed at least 130 people, most of them children, at a school in Pakistan on Tuesday. This attack, described by Zeid as "an utte (More)
Pakistan court orders co-defendants be added to case against ex-president
Pakistan's Federal Shariat Court has ordered that Pakistan's government amend or re-file its complaint against former president Pervez Musharraf for treason to include the former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, law minister Zahid Hamid and judge Abdu (More)
Pakistan passes strict anti-terrorism bill
Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday passed a new anti-terrorism bill that detractors are claiming grants excessive power to police. The proposed legislation, known as the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance, allows police to use lethal force, to searc (More)
Pakistan court lifts Musharraf travel ban
Pakistan's Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday lifted a travel ban that had prevented former president Pervez Musharraf from leaving the country. Opponents will have 15 days to challenge the ruling, and Musharraf will not be allowed to leave the (More)
Pakistan court charges Musharraf with high treason
A court in Pakistan on Monday charged former president Pervez Musharraf with high treason. If convicted, the former leader could face the death penalty. Musharraf pleaded not guilty to each of the charges against him, including unlawfully suspendi (More)
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