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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)
Former Pakistan PM sentenced to 7 years in prison for corruption
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to seven years in prison after he was found guilty on Monday of owning assets "disproportionate to his known sources of income." An anti-corruption court in the country's capital Islam (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 issues arrest warrant for former president Musharraf
The Balochistan High Court issued an arrest warrant Monday for former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf . Musharraf is accused of involvement with the murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in a military operation in (More)
Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for former president Musharraf
Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court issued a nonbailable arrest warrant on Friday against former president and military leader Pervez Musharraf for detaining more than 60 judges after declaring a state of emergency in 2007. The proceedings were held with (More)
Pakistan Supreme Court permits Musharraf to travel abroad while awaiting trial
The Supreme Court of Pakistan affirmed the ruling of a lower court on Tuesday allowing former president Pervez Musharraf to travel abroad. The court held that the former president, who is still awaiting trial on a host of charges, may leave the cou (More)
Defense seeks to have charges dropped against Guantanamo prisoner
A defense lawyer on Monday sought to have the charges dropped against Guantanamo prisoner Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, arguing that the US is violating international law and the Constitution by prosecuting him for war crimes. The trial for Hadi al Iraqi , (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)
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