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Symbol judgment: why the law matters

Without a doubt, the Elections Act, 2017 and Article 17 of the constitution, which has been amended four times since 1973, recognize that everyone has the right to organize into…

Symbol judgment: what went wrong?

The Supreme Court has pronounced its judgment taking away the PTI’s election symbol. Judges are human and can make mistakes, this decision being an example. Certainly, the millions who witnessed…

The Akayesu Judgment

The Akayesu judgment

Long before Twitter, Harvey Weinstein, and #MeToo, African women in a Rwandan village decided to speak up about rape. Their courage changed the world. Twenty-five years ago, today marks the…

Faizabad judgment

The apex court has issued a strong verdict in the 2017 Faizabad sit-in case. The court had taken up the matter as a suo-motu case and had reserved judgment in…

A Question Of Judgment

A question of judgment

The recent judgment issued by the Lahore High Court (LHC) in the case of Khadija Siddiqi, the young woman who was stabbed 23 times in May 2016 when she had…

The Panama Judgment

The Panama judgment

One dominant thought after reading the Panama judgments – both the April 20 one and the final judgment on July 28 – is that the Supreme Court must resist the…

The Judgment

The judgment

The judgment begins by “the popular 1969 novel, ‘The Godfather’” and then quotes, “Behind every great fortune there is a crime”. The judgment then goes on to state: “It is…

The Judgment That Never Came

The judgment that never came

Over the course of the Panama leaks trial there are a few things that ordinary mortals have learnt: A court is a “court of law….not a court of justice” –…