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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…

Victims Of Torture

Victims of torture

On June 26, the UN will observe its annual International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in order to remember and support the victims and survivors of this crime.…

Protecing women from crimes of ‘honour’

The recent high-profile murder of Qandeel Baloch, allegedly killed by her brothers to vindicate their ‘ghairat’ or ‘honour’, has led to the approval of a government-sponsored bill. The proposed draft…

Remembering All War Victims

Remembering all war victims

Celebration of Memorial Day in the US, originally Decoration Day, commenced shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War. This is a national holiday to remember the people who died…

Victims’ Rights

Victims’ rights

Criminal justice systems are primarily designed to protect victim’s rights but in Pakistan’s case, victims seem to have the least priority. The obsolete system in Pakistan is primarily elite-centric; its…

Sex Crimes – Dare We Compare?

Sex crimes – dare we compare?

Any effort at a comparative analysis between postcolonial and post-Partition progress in India and Pakistan provokes a disproportionately defensive reaction. This is not the usual practice of just Pakistani conservatives…

Remembering Baldia victims

Last week the 13th Akhtar Hameed Khan Development Forum came as a timely reminder of the injustice befalling the workers in a country where it is a crime to be…

Crime And Terrorism: Financial Challenges – I

Crime and terrorism: Financial challenges – I

INTRODUCTION: This paper seeks to integrate the efforts made by individual group activity members while studying and analysing the manifold directions of money laundering and terrorist financing. The topics assigned…