Events

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 […]

Talk on “Democracy Matters: A Comparative Analysis of Law Making Processes in India and Pakistan and their Impact on the Effectiveness of Laws” by Ms. Amber Darr

RSIL hosted Ms. Amber Darr, for a talk on “Democracy Matters: A Comparative Analysis of Law Making Processes in India and Pakistan and their Impact on the Effectiveness of Laws.” Ms. Darr is a Barrister-at-Law and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. She has a Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in Economics (concentration […]

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 […]

Talk at Bahria University on the Legal Aspects of the Kashmir Issue

Executive Director RSIL Mr. Jamal Aziz was invited to give a talk to students and faculty of the Law Department of Bahria University Islamabad Campus on the Legal Aspects of the Kashmir Issue.

International Humanitarian Law Publications Launch

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. Lt. General (Retd.) Nasir Janjua, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security served as the Chief Guest on this occasion. Other speakers […]

Police Compendium Launch Event

An event was held at the National Police Bureau in Islamabad on 10 November 2016 to mark the launch of publication entitled “Frequently Applied Police Laws & Criminal Procedures: An Abridged Compendium”. This manual was the result of a collaboration between the National Police Bureau, the Research Society of International Law and the International Committee […]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Reclamation and Probation Department Training on Standard Operating Procedures under new law and rules

As the conclusion of RSIL’s collaboration with the Aitebaar Rule of Law Programme, a training event was conducted where stakeholders from the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were briefed on the Standard Operation Procedures RSIL had developed to accompany the Bill and Rules prepared earlier. The event was also designed to brief the new Director of […]

Trainings on Human Rights and Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Legislative Landscape, RSIL and the American Bar Association’s “Rule of Law Initiative”

RSIL, in collaboration with the American Bar Association (ABA), is conducting ongoing training workshops for lawyers under the ABA’s “Rule of Law Initiative”. Under the program, RSIL is drafting a report on Pakistan’s anti-terrorism legislative framework and human rights. Counter-Terrorism Legislative Alongside report preparation, RSIL has been conducting workshops in Islamabad and Lahore. The objective of […]

The MUSLIM Institute organized a talk titled “Accession of Junagadh to Pakistan: An Analysis”

MUSLIM Institute organized a Round Table Discussion on “Accession of Junagadh to Pakistan: An Analysis” on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at National Library of Pakistan, Islamabad. The discussion was organized in connection to Junagadh’s accession to Pakistan on September 15, 1947. Former Federal Minister for Law Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi chaired the session. His Excellency […]

Visit by Professor Eirik Bjorge to RSIL

A general discussion was held at the International Law Training Centre by Prof. Eirik Bjorge on treaties. Mr. Bjorge is a distinguished Barrister and academic. He currently serves as a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, University of Oxford. Mr. Bjorge has been a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg. He completed his […]

Workshop on Improving Pak-India Bilateral Relations through Legal Diplomacy

RSIL conducted a workshop on improving Pak-India bilateral relations through the use of legal diplomacy. President RSIL, Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, addressing the gathering on the occasion, gave a detailed presentation overviewing the common challenges of the sub-continent and then narrowing the scope to Pakistan and India, reflecting on issues stressing the relations between the […]

International Humanitarian Law Certification Course

The Conflict Law Centre (CLC), RSIL held a training on International Humanitarian Law on 2nd and 3rd August 2016. A distinguished panel of speakers presented at the session including Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, President, RSIL, Mr. Stephen Wilkinson, Senior Legal Research Associate, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University, Ms. Lakmini Seneviratne, Legal Adviser, ICRC Sri Lanka, […]

Human Rights Training Module Pre-Testing Conference

RSIL in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Rights and OXFAM prepared a training module for human rights actors in Pakistan. At the conclusion of the project RSIL presented their module to Government officials from across the country on at a Pre-Testing Conference at the Mariott Hotel in Islamabad.  RSIL Research Fellow Mr. Saad-ur-Rehman Khan […]

Towards Protecting Healthcare – Research Launch Event

Health Care in Danger (HCiD) is a global project of the ICRC aimed at affording better protection to those who provide medical care, as well as their patients. RSIL provided an in-depth analysis of the legal framework for health care personnel in Karachi, Sindh, highlighting areas that required reform and providing recommendations on how best […]

Conference on “Effecting Change in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Probation Regime”

The Aitebaar programme, in collaboration with the Research Society of International Law (RSIL), organized a conference on “Effecting Change in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Probation Regime.” The conference was held at the Pearl Continental Hotel (PC), Peshawar. RSIL as part of the Aitebaar programme’s work in criminal justice reform, undertook an in-depth examination of KP’s probation regime, including […]