201304.21
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Commonwealth Regional Courts: An appraisal

Introduction There appears to be a growing interest in the establishment of an international judicial forum to protect the core values of the Commonwealth of Nations reflected in its Charter and various Declarations. We would like to clarify at the outset that neither the Commonwealth Charter nor any one of its Declarations provide for the…

201301.14
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An Appraisal of the New Egyptian Constitution

Mohammad Akram Sheikh (Senior Advocate SC) Monday, January 14, 2013 On Saturday, 22nd of December, 2012, the Sovereign People of Egypt voted and passed a new Constitution for themselves by way of a referendum held between the 15th and the 22nd of December, 2012. This Constitution, prepared by a constituent assembly assembled by the first…

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Memogate: stop insulting our honourable judges

Mohammad Akram Sheikh Thursday, January 05, 2012 Islamabad Once again, Husain Haqqani has outdone himself. He has sold himself, within a matter of weeks, to liberal sections of Pakistan media and legal community as a man who spent all his life fighting for liberal values, human rights, and supremacy of democratic institutions over military establishment….

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Commission may have to After memogate SC verdict

Mohammad Akram Sheikh Sunday, January 01, 2012 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Friday ruled that all petitions in the memogate case were maintainable, a Commission, comprising three high court chief justices, has been tasked to probe into the issues. It goes without saying that this will have far reaching impact on multi-layered issues of national sovereignty,…

201112.30
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Contours of Supreme Court’s Suo-moto/original Jurisdiction – I

Mohammad Akram Sheikh Friday, December 30, 2011 PART-I The Supreme Court of Pakistan has commenced regular hearing of nine Constitution Petitions seeking its indulgence to Constitute a commission to investigate into the Memo allegedly communicated to Admiral Mike Mullen on behalf of a Senior Washington—based Pakistani diplomat who was acting on behalf of his “Boss”….

201112.18
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Negotiated settlement in the memo controversy?

Mohammad Akram Sheikh Sunday, December 18, 2011 Islamabad On the evening of 16th of December, 2011, which marks the 40th year of bifurcation of the state of Pakistan and emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country comprising Pakistan’s territories of East Pakistan, a three hours long meeting is announced by the PM House which has…