ICJ’s Advisory Jurisdiction

ICJ’s Advisory Jurisdiction The News  Sunday, September29,  2019 India’s egregious occupation of the Kashmir Valley, in stark violation of international law was not a surprise to those who had seen the BJP’s manifesto on which Mr. Modi contested elections. Although one did wonder how India would be able to trample all over the UN‟s 70…


Climate change, Water Conflicts and Human Rights

Asian Jurist April 2019 (follow the link below) Climate Change- In the hands of Individual CLIMATE CHANGE Since the recorded history of mankind, can we exclusively blame human species as by and large responsible for the climate change, emerging water conflicts and non-adherence to human rights? Can we lay all blame on contemporaneous era of…


Understanding the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Published on: http://users.erols.com/ziqbal/ctbt.htm Mohammad Akram Sheikh The governments, that have been in and out of power in Pakistan, have very often taken decisions affecting national destiny, without taking into confidence the Parliament. The Parliament has often been taken to be a body which is to be merely informed about what has already been decided and…


JIT: Not a Criminal Investigating Agency

Sunday, June 11, 2017, The News International The Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan vide Order of the Court by a majority of 3 to 2 formulated 9 questions for the probe of a Body to be constituted. The Supreme Court observes that in normal circumstances such exercise could be conducted by National Accountability Bureau (NAB)…


Commonwealth Regional Courts: An appraisal

Monday, April 22, 2013 The News International 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…


An Appraisal of the New Egyptian Constitution

The News International 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 democratically-elected Parliament in…


Memogate: Stop Insulting Our Honourable Judges

The News International Thursday, January 05, 2012 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. A…