Owing to the latest national security concerns, the centrality and primacy of criminal law in meeting national security requirements cannot be discounted. This post examines areas of concern that must be considered while imagining the role of criminal law in national security.
In Pakistan’s society’s relationship to public policy is essentially emotional; the domain of criminal justice policy is no exception. There is hardly any discussion on sex crimes, especially rape and its species of offences, in the normal course of things.
International relations, as an academic discipline, is more tolerant to interchangeable terms as compared to international law, which is more particular about the use of terminology employed to elucidate a set of facts.
If Pound’s axiomatic first step is taken in understanding laws related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF), it will transpire that many laws have virtually been rewritten; these laws have affected civil, business, corporate, tax, criminal and regulatory regimes in a significant manner. The characteristic feature of FATF-related legislation is that it has linked civil and regulatory laws with criminal laws of the country.
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…
Since 9/11, India has been propagating the view that Pakistan is the epicenter of terrorism in the region. Conversely, despite sincere efforts by Pakistan to unearth the truth through evidence-based investigations, India has rejected every opportunity to work jointly and investigate acts of terrorism by following an evidence-based approach.
The direction of global events is leaning more towards power and interest based decision-making than towards a rule-based system that was installed in the Post World War II era. This direction is made evident through many manifestations.
The Asia Pacific Group (APG) of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a Mutual Evaluation Report (MER) on Pakistan in October 2019. It is an interesting read for anyone looking to understand governance in Pakistan. It maps the trajectory of policy making and its implementation between the federal and provincial governments. It also expounds…
The latest judgment of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in case of Ghulam Hussain vs. the State is an attempt to interpret the codified definition of ‘terrorism’ in Pakistan’s anti-terrorism law. Before entering into the legalese of the judgement itself, it is imperative to ask this question: Why should the Supreme Court of Pakistan venture to interpret the definition of ‘terrorism’?
Brief overview of Pakistan’s Criminal Justice System and Role of Federal and Provincial Governments within the purview of Constitution of Pakistan.