Pakistan

Supreme Court of Pakistan declares “two-finger test” unconstitutional

Supreme Court of Pakistan declares “two-finger test” unconstitutional

On 4 January 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan pronounced a significant judgment in Atif ...
Supreme Court of Pakistan prohibits execution of condemned prisoners with mental illnesses: A promising start towards reforming Pakistan’s death penalty problem?

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

On 10 February, 2021, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered its landmark judgement in ...
Sadaf Aziz v. Federation of Pakistan: The end of virginity testing in Pakistan?

Sadaf Aziz v. Federation of Pakistan: The end of virginity testing in Pakistan?

Across Pakistan, the two finger test (TFT), also known as the virginity and hymen test is conducted on female ...
Pakistan and disability law – The dawn of a more inclusive society?

Pakistan and disability law – The dawn of a more inclusive society?

Until the summer of this year, Pakistan did not have any adequate state legislation or any other mechanism in place
Pakistan: Discriminatory rules preclude Afghan refugee children from attaining secondary education

Pakistan: Discriminatory rules preclude Afghan refugee children from attaining secondary education

In 2012, the Board of Secondary Education in Karachi (BSEK), made it mandatory for ninth grade students to possess ...
Supreme Court of Pakistan grants federal government the power to arbitrarily restrict mobile services

Supreme Court of Pakistan grants federal government the power to arbitrarily restrict mobile services

The federal government of Pakistan often issues directions to suspend cellular mobile services, ostensibly for ...
A drought-stricken and marginalised Tharparkar: The right to water and COVID-19 in Pakistan

A drought-stricken and marginalised Tharparkar: The right to water and COVID-19 in Pakistan

The people of Tharparkar (Thar), Pakistan, called ‘Tharis’, have been facing water scarcity for years. In the ...
Gender Based Violence Courts in Pakistan: A Gap in Gender Equality Remains, but a Promising Start

Gender Based Violence Courts in Pakistan: A Gap in Gender Equality Remains, but a Promising Start

Available data indicated that in Pakistan, only 2-3% of rape perpetrators were convicted. In light of this, the ...
Suffering in Silence: The Persecution of the Ahmadiyas in Pakistan

Suffering in Silence: The Persecution of the Ahmadiyas in Pakistan

An appalling humanitarian crisis is gripping Pakistan where violent extremism has shrouded religious tolerance and ...
India’s Reaction to the 1st UN Report on Kashmir is Unwarranted

India’s Reaction to the 1st UN Report on Kashmir is Unwarranted

On June 14, 2018, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in recognition of the urgent need to ...
Pakistan’s New Transgender Law: Lessons To Be Learnt

Pakistan’s New Transgender Law: Lessons To Be Learnt

The Pakistan Supreme Court in 2009 recognised transgender persons as the third sex in Pakistani society. However, ...
Let’s Talk About Kashmir: The Symbolic Significance Of The UN Report On Kashmir

Let’s Talk About Kashmir: The Symbolic Significance Of The UN Report On Kashmir

On 14th June, 2018, The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published a 49 page report, the first one ...

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