EU’s GSP Plus Regime: Examining Pakistan’s Compliance with International Legal Obligations

Project Overview “European Union’s GSP Plus Regime”, a policy brief published by the Research Society of International Law, Pakistan in February 2014 aims to provide the Federal Government of Pakistan, its relevant ministries and all other relevant stakeholders with information on what has been achieved thus far pertaining to compliance with the relevant international agreements,…

Identifying International, National & Provincial Child Labour Laws: An Examination of International and National Standards and Best Practices

Project Overview RSIL was commissioned by UNICEF to develop a report which examined international and national best practices on the elimination of child labour and carry out a legal review of Pakistan’s domestic laws vis-à-vis its international legal obligations. Project Outcomes A comprehensive report was prepared by RSIL which compiled international and national best practices…

Balancing Investor Rights in Pakistan – Evaluating the Use of Bilateral Investment Treaties

Project Overview RSIL in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation conducted research on the use of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) by developing countries with a specific focus on Pakistan’s state practice. The objective of the research was to evaluate the utility of these instruments and to explore alternatives which would balance the rights of foreign…

Pakistan Election Laws and International Standards: A Reference Guide on Legislative Gaps and Vulnerabilities (DRI)

Project Overview RSIL was commissioned to produce a report to review the legal framework relating to elections in Pakistan and identify legislative gaps and vulnerabilities requiring urgent attention and reform before the 2013 general elections in the country. Project Outcomes RSIL produced a report that analyzed the obligations for conducting elections by Pakistan under international…

Improving Parliamentary Performance in Pakistan

Project Overview RSIL served as a consultant to the British Council, Pakistan on a project funded by the European Union that focused on improving parliamentary performance in Pakistan through various legislative and capacity building initiatives. Project Outcomes A training manual was prepared by RSIL for parliamentarians which provided guidelines on the role of parliamentarians to…

Support to the Government of Pakistan for the Implementation of Readmission Agreement with the European Community

Project Overview RSIL served as a consultant to the International Organization for Migration to facilitate the domestic implementation of the EU-Pakistan Readmission Agreement in relation to the return and readmission of irregular migrants. The RSIL Research team conducted an extensive Desk Review of all relevant Statutes, Statutory Instruments, Rules, Regulations and Notifications pertaining to readmission…

The Case for Change – A Review of Pakistan’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997

Project Overview In January 2013, RSIL started an ambitious 15-month project that focused on legislative reform relating to counter-terrorism in Pakistan. Under this project, RSIL’s research team first produced a five-volume compendium containing the case summary and analysis of all reported judgments under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 (ATA) between 1997-2013 which involved an exhaustive review…