Workshop on International Humanitarian Law and Counter-Terrorism in Pakistan

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International Law Benchbook for The Judiciary In Pakistan

This publication examines the engagement of Pakistan’s domestic courts with public international law. Though the contents of the Benchbook are intended to be informative to all members of the judiciary, the superior judiciary is considered the primary audience because it exercises the most expansive jurisdiction over those issues that involve questions of international law. The first […]

Human Rights and Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Legislative Landscape

This report has been prepared to serve as a tool for the capacity building of the legal community and civil society in the area of counter-terrorism law in Pakistan and its impact on human rights. The report will introduce readers to the patchwork of laws which make up the State’s legal response to terrorism. In […]

Preventive Detention: A Guide to Pakistan’s Operations

This guide was published by the Conflict Law Centre at RSIL in November 2016. It contains an in depth examination of the use of preventive detention or internment in Pakistan’s domestic law and practice. Preventive detention is employed as an aid during Armed Forces or counterterrorism operations as an alternative to the greater use of force […]

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Workshop on International Humanitarian Law for the KP Judiciary

The event was a day long training of the KP judiciary at the KP Judicial Academy in Peshawar. The event had been organized by ICRC and RSIL team members delivered lectures on the Counter-Terrorism legal framework in Pakistan. A total number of 23 judges participated in the training- 16 male and 8 female judges. The […]

RSIL conducts a Legal Workshop for the International Community based in Pakistan

RSIL conducted a three-day legal workshop for the international community based in Pakistan from the 18th to 20th October at Serena Hotel. The purpose of this workshop was to provide diplomatic and expatriate staff working in Pakistan with a comprehensive introduction to the institutions, governance structure and legal system of Pakistan. The course provided training […]

The Fellowship for Young Lawyers from Balochistan

The idea for a ‘Fellowship for Young Lawyers from Balochistan’ was conceived by Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi following the devastating terrorist attack on the legal community in Balochistan on 8 August 2016 in Quetta. The purpose of the Fellowship was to introduce young lawyers to the areas of law less focused upon in their region […]

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