Course correction on Jadhav

Jamal Aziz, Executive Director, RSIL and Oves Anwar, Director, RSIL Published in 28th May, 2017 The International Court of Justice’s order in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case resulted in a media frenzy on both sides of the border. In Pakistan, the order caused despondency and despair amongst politicians and the public alike. The Indian media, in classic fashion, claimed India’s…

Understanding the Jadhav Case at the International Court of Justice (India v. Pakistan)

By Oves Anwar, Director, RSIL Understanding the Jadhav Case 17th May, 2017 On Monday, both India and Pakistan presented oral arguments on provisional measures before the ICJ in the Jadhav Case (India v. Pakistan). The case has generated considerable debate as well as much confusion. This is not surprising as, outside the small community of international law experts,…

The Case for Legal Diplomacy

Ahmer Bilal Soofi, President, RSIL Edited by Jamal Aziz, Executive Director, RSIL The contemporary world order has profoundly altered the traditional notions of effective conduct of diplomacy. Today, intelligent state-craft includes strategic use of new and creative forms of diplomacy to settle disputes in the international system and achieve foreign policy objectives. Now consider, for example,…

Tenure and Legal Preparedness Activities for REDD+ in Pakistan

Project Overview The UN-REDD Programme is a United Nations initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The initiative is a collaborative effort of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and was launched…

Preventive Detention: A Guide to Pakistan’s Operations

Project Overview In Pakistan prison overcrowding is an acute issue. Recent estimates place prison populations well over their maximum capacities. A third of the country’s prisons are holding over twice the number of prisoners authorized. Majority of these prison sentences are also far less likely to rehabilitate and reintegrate offenders into mainstream society. Offenders are…