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Regarding war crimes

United States Vice President Kamala Harris, speaking at a press conference in Romania on Friday, pointed her finger at Russian actions in Ukraine and declared, “We are clear that any…

Crime analytics

WITH the increase in population in both urban and rural areas, crime in Pakistan has taken on a more varied and complex dimension. A paradigm shift in traditional policing methods…

Check-posts against white collar crimes

First, the medicine prices went through the roof. Next, it was the turn of Atta (wheat flour) and sugar prices, followed by “artificial shortage” of oil at a time when…

Victims of terrorism

Our country plunged into deep sorrow and gloom on December 16, 2014 when terrorists attacked Army Public School in Peshawar and killed hundreds of children and members of the school’s…

The recklessness of war crimes

The recent news of the Australian troops perpetrating alleged war crimes on civilians and combatants within Afghanistan sparked major outrage and uproar all over the world. Australia has been part…

Crimes behind closed doors

IT happened one summer evening last year, in a small flat in northern Moscow. In this two-bedroom dwelling lived the Khachaturyan family; a father and his three teenage daughters, aged…

No more victims

THE other night, I watched a Pakistani television drama in which a young protagonist called Scheherzade sat on a couch with her mother. Scheherzade’s beautiful face was illuminated by skilful…

Crime & punishment

TORTURE by law-enforcement agencies is so endemic it is often accepted as ‘police culture’. We only have to look at the overwhelming news reports and academic research for proof. And the…

Victims Of The Justice System?

Victims of the justice system?

In his inaugural address as chief justice, Honourable Asif Saeed Khosa outlined his agenda for improving the workings of our justice system. Given his unparalleled jurisprudential contribution to Pakistan’s criminal…

Reaching Out To Victims

Reaching out to victims

In an extraordinary move, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court recently issued a decision ordering its registry “to establish, as soon as practicable, a system of public information…