Pakistan

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 ...
Inequality and Discrimination faced by Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Inequality and Discrimination faced by Religious Minorities in Pakistan

Pakistan is one of the worst countries to live in as a member of a religious minority group, due to the lack of ...
Of Railways and Labour Rights: The Untold Story of Pakistan’s Porters

Of Railways and Labour Rights: The Untold Story of Pakistan’s Porters

In the subcontinent, railway stations are identified by their iconic red-uniformed porters – commonly referred to ...
Pakistan: A Paradoxical Divinity

Pakistan: A Paradoxical Divinity

The 4 January 2016 marked five years since the Punjab governor Salman Taseer was killed by a member of his own ...
Resilience and Security in Cities: Lessons from Karachi and Medellín

Resilience and Security in Cities: Lessons from Karachi and Medellín

The recently adopted United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set the new global development agenda ...
Nothing Right about Children’s Rights in Pakistan

Nothing Right about Children’s Rights in Pakistan

The first week of August 2015 has been witness to what is being called Pakistan’s ‘biggest child abuse scandal’– ...
A Human Rights Perspective of the Supreme Court Verdict on the Basic Structure Doctrine

A Human Rights Perspective of the Supreme Court Verdict on the Basic Structure Doctrine

In a recent verdict by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (“SCP”), the constitutionality of, inter alia, the 21st ...
Asia Bibi’s “Unfair Trial”

Asia Bibi’s “Unfair Trial”

The week before last, the Pakistani Supreme Court admitted Asia bibi’s appeal against her conviction and death ...
Pakistan’s New Cyber Law Puts Civil Liberties and Freedom of Expression in Danger

Pakistan’s New Cyber Law Puts Civil Liberties and Freedom of Expression in Danger

On April 16, in Pakistan, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Technology approved the ...
Violence against Women in Pakistan – Between Law and Reality

Violence against Women in Pakistan – Between Law and Reality

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2014 report places Pakistan as the second lowest performing country ...

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