Mapping Pakistan’s Compliance with FATF Recommendations

Download PDF In 2018, Pakistan was found lacking in its legislation in terms of criminalizing and targeting terrorism financing and money laundering through its domestic legal frameworks. As a result of these “structural deficiencies”, Pakistan was placed on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) list of jurisdictions with enhanced monitoring – or the “grey list” – and…

The COVID-19 Law & Policy Challenge – Reforming the Global Health Law Regime in light of COVID-19

Download PDF The management of the novel coronavirus has raised key questions regarding the adequacy of the existing international health law regime in effectively countering an outbreak of this magnitude. The structure and operational failures of the World Health Organization (WHO) have been brought to the fore by Member States – with some countries withdrawing…

International Law Certification Course 2020

International Law Certification Course 2020 With almost three decades to the establishment of the Research Society of International Law, a foundational objective of the organization has been to promote an understanding of International Law amongst the young professionals and students in Pakistan. The aim has been to fill the gap within the existing legal education…

Explainer on The Line of Actual Control

Contrary to popular perception, international law is at the core of China-India recent standoff. China’s claim rests on the primacy of customary international law compared to the claim of India, which is based on succeeding rights from British India. Interestingly, India was not even privy to the agreements from which it derives succeeding claims. The…

Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Between IHL And The Counter-Terrorism Regime

Prior to 2014, “foreign fighters” and “terrorists” represented separate categories of individuals that fell under the jurisdiction of different international law regimes, namely international humanitarian law and the international counter-terrorism regime. However, after the landmark UNSC Resolution 2178 (2014) was passed in response to the influx of third-state fighters in support of ISIL and Al-Qaeda…