201011.11
Off
0

Control of Constitutionality – IV

A comparative analysis of civil and common law jurisdictions Mohammad Akram Sheikh Thursday, November 11, 2010   Following is the continuation of the article published on Nov 10, 2010, issue of The News. Many countries with civil law systems have since adopted some sort of judicial review in order to stem the tyranny of the…

201011.10
Off
0

A comparative analysis of civil and common law jurisdictions – II

Mohammad Akram Sheikh Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Organisation and Basis of Control As noted earlier, specialized institutions or bodies have been established in some countries to exercise judicial or political control of constitutionality. These are: Constitutional Court. A constitutional court is a high court that deals primarily with constitutional law. Its main authority is to…

201011.09
Off
0

Control of Constitutionality – II

A comparative analysis of civil and common law jurisdictions Mohammad Akram Sheikh Tuesday, November 09, 2010 The control of the constitutionality of public actions is usually shared by the Supreme Court with subordinate courts like the high courts, and in such cases the Supreme Court acts as an appellate forum. US, India and Pakistan are…

201011.08
Off
0

Control of Constitutionality – I

A comparative analysis of civil and common law jurisdictions Mohammad Akram Sheikh Monday, November 08, 2010 I wish, at the outset, to thank the International Association of Lawyers for giving me this opportunity to speak on the subject of constitutional review-an area in which I have had immense pleasure in assisting the superior courts in…

201006.07
Off
0

Article 175-A: Recipe for Disaster

Mohammad Akram Sheikh Monday, June 07, 2010 The need for writing this article has arisen keeping in view the serious lack of proper understanding of the submissions made by me before the honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan during its four days’ hearing of this case so far. At no occasion did come under discussion any…

200905.14
Off
0

Why Holbrooke must avoid the ‘I’ word?

Thursday, May 14, 2009 During his election campaign, the new US President promised to place Afghanistan at the top of US his government’s foreign policy agenda. After becoming President, Barack Obama showed commitment to his promise by appointing one of the most accomplished Americans as his special envoy for addressing the threat of terrorism in…

200806.04
Off
0

Cursory Comments  on 18th Amendment

Mohammad Akram Sheikh Wednesday, June 04, 2008 The scheme of the Constitution of 1973 mandates the nation in the month of May and June has only to focus on budget making so that the country be geared through any economic or financial problems. It is with this purpose that  the Constitution mandates that no other…