Oppression of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar: A Policy Position

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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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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 […]

Publication Launch on International Humanitarian Law and Preventive Detention

A publication launch was held on International Humanitarian Law and Preventive Detention by the Conflict Law Centre, Research Society of International Law (RSIL) in collaboration with the ICRC in Islamabad on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. Lt. General (Retd.) Nasir Janjua, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security served as the Chief Guest on this […]

RSIL Conducts Training of INGOs in Collaboration with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Research Society of International Law in collaboration with the Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative held a joint training session on the 1st of February, 2017 at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The one-day workshop’s aim was to provide those working for international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) in Pakistan with a greater […]

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