Pakistan

Lahore High Court Strikes Down the Discriminatory Gender-Based Age Difference in the Definition of ‘Child’ in the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929

Lahore High Court Strikes Down the Discriminatory Gender-Based Age Difference in the Definition of ‘Child’ in the Child Marriage Restraint Act 1929

About 18.3% of girls and 4.7% of boys in Pakistan are married before the age of 18. Child marriage is a human rights violation which affects both genders. However, it...
Supreme Court of Pakistan Holds that the Courts Cannot Pass a Decree of Khula Without a Woman’s Consent

Supreme Court of Pakistan Holds that the Courts Cannot Pass a Decree of Khula Without a Woman’s Consent

Khula is not a favourable method of divorce for women because they are compelled to return their dower. Under the Muslim Law, dower is the sum of money or property...

The Judicialisation of Party Politics: Pakistan’s Supreme Court confirms the Election Commission can review Intra-Party Elections

On 25 January 2024, the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) held that political parties have a duty to hold intra-party elections. The SCP upheld an order of the Election Commission...
In Defence of Democracy: The Pakistani Supreme Court’s Decision Against Military Trials of Civilians

In Defence of Democracy: The Pakistani Supreme Court’s Decision Against Military Trials of Civilians

The arrest of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in May led to a wave of protests by his supporters. The protests took a violent turn and resulted in attacks...
India’s Women’s Reservation Bill: Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling

India’s Women’s Reservation Bill: Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling

India’s social fabric is complex and diverse, and women’s ability to realise substantive equality in this environment has long been of concern to advocates for social justice. In particular, the...
Supreme Court of Pakistan Holds that ‘Harassment’ at the Workplace Includes (Non-Sexual) Discrimination on Basis of Gender

Supreme Court of Pakistan Holds that ‘Harassment’ at the Workplace Includes (Non-Sexual) Discrimination on Basis of Gender

About 93 per cent of working women in Pakistan acknowledge facing workplace harassment. In 2023, Pakistan ranked 142 out of 146 countries in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender...
Balancing Gender Rights: Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court’s Verdict on Self-Perceived Gender Identity

Balancing Gender Rights: Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court’s Verdict on Self-Perceived Gender Identity

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018 (the ‘Act’), passed by Pakistan’s Parliament in May 2018, marked a significant milestone following a decade-long judicial effort aimed at safeguarding the...
لاہور ہائی کورٹ نے برطانوی نوآبادیاتی دور کے غداری کے قانون کو کالعدم قرار دے دیا

لاہور ہائی کورٹ نے برطانوی نوآبادیاتی دور کے غداری کے قانون کو کالعدم قرار دے دیا

30 مارچ 2023 کو لاہور ہائی کورٹ کے جسٹس شاہد کریم نے ہارون فاروق بمقابلہ فیڈریشن آف پاکستان کیس کا تاریخی فیصلہ سنایا۔ اس فیصلے میں کہا گیا کہ پاکستان...
Lahore High Court Strikes Down Pakistan’s Colonial-era Sedition Law

Lahore High Court Strikes Down Pakistan’s Colonial-era Sedition Law

On March 30 2023, Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court (LHC) delivered a landmark judgment in Haroon Farooq v Federation of Pakistan. This judgement held that the sedition...
کیا پاکستان میں خواتین اپنے انسانی حقوق کے لیے مارچ کر سکتی ہیں؟

کیا پاکستان میں خواتین اپنے انسانی حقوق کے لیے مارچ کر سکتی ہیں؟

پاکستان میں سندھ ہائی کورٹ کے ایک حالیہ فیصلے نے ثابت کیا ہے کہ خواتین کے حقوق کے علمبرداروں کی طرف سے عام طور پر استعمال کی جانے والے نعرے...
Can Women March for their Human Rights in Pakistan?

Can Women March for their Human Rights in Pakistan?

A recent decision of the Sindh High Court (SHC) in Pakistan has established that the catchcry commonly used by women’s rights advocates is not objectionable and women are entitled to...
Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court Affirms that the ‘Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016’ Aligns with Islamic Injunctions

Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court Affirms that the ‘Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016’ Aligns with Islamic Injunctions

Image description: A group of women and children in Sindh, Pakistan gather in an outdoor shelter It has been estimated that domestic abuse takes place in approximately 80 percent of...

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