Supreme Court of Pakistan prohibits execution of condemned prisoners with mental illnesses: A promising start towards reforming Pakistan’s death penalty problem?

- 15th March 2021

On 10 February, 2021, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered its landmark judgement in Safia Bano v. Home Department (along with 2 consolidated cases). This judgment held that if a condemned prisoner, due to mental illness, is found to be unable to comprehend the rationale and reason behind their punishment, […]

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