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Overhauling justice system

In any society, administration and dispensation of justice should be the top most priority. A society without a sound, reliable and speedy judicial system, which does not ensure effective dispensation…

SC: Jurisdiction & justice – II

4. Makhdoom Ali Khan referred to the case of Dr Sher Afgan Khan Niazi v. Imran Khan (Reference No. 1 of 2007) wherein Imran Ahmad Khan Niazi, one of the…

Due process and justice

There is a debate going on around a lawyer’s right to choose their client and a client’s right to counsel irrespective of the crime committed. But like every complex issue…

Knee-jerk justice

By Monday night, the number of suspects arrested in the widely publicized assault on a woman in Lahore’s Greater Iqbal Park on independence day had topped 100. With the Punjab…

Justice for all?

The hashtag ‘Justice for Noor’ continues to gain traction on Twitter in the wake of Noor Mukadam’s tragic killing in Islamabad, underlining the popular backlash to a horrible crime. Even…

Expeditious justice and ADR

My fathers’ aunt migrated from India in 1947, and got a small house in Rawalpindi against the claim for the property left in Uttar Pradesh. In sheer affection, she also…

War criminals

On June 8, a United Nations court upheld the conviction of Bosnian Serb military chief and war criminal Ratko Mladi for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during…

Justice reform

There are many reasons to end the federal death penalty. It does not serve as an effective deterrent to violent crime, capital cases are expensive to litigate, like our larger…

Killing justice

DOWN with the lockdown. Frankly, we’re tired. We knew there would be two scenarios as to how the pandemic would end. A medical end through the result of either widespread…

Amnesty for war criminals

US President Donald Trump recently issued a presidential pardon for four Black Water military contractors. In September 2007, while escorting a military convoy the contractor opened fire on civilians in…