Mapping of the Criminal Justice System of Pakistan

Project Overview The Project serves as a compilation of the relevant rules and procedures applicable to a particular case or a complaint as it progresses through the Criminal Justice System. Executive Summary/Description The document endeavours to give a comprehensive understanding of the Trial and Pre-Trial processes that apply to criminal cases, in general, as well…

Improving Capacity of Prosecution Department of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Project Overview In January 2018, RSIL in collaboration with the UNODC, began an ambitious capacity building initiative aimed at improving the technical and legal capacity of prosecutors in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Prosecution Department with the objective of improving the prosecution’s performance in counter-terrorism cases in the province. Under this project, RSIL’s research team is responsible for…

Consultative Session: Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants

Project Overview The problems concerning Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants are of global proportion. Almost every country, including Pakistan, is implicated in this trade in human lives either as a place of recruitment, transit through to other countries, or as the final destination for such people. These issues lie at the very…

Good Decision-Making under Pakistani Law: A Guide for Civil Servants

Project Overview The judiciary in recent years has played a very significant role in governance and public policy in Pakistan. Judges of the superior courts are increasingly asserting their constitutional power of judicial review to scrutinize administrative actions by the executive in matters such as appointments and promotions, challenges to delegated legislation and decisions regarding…

Development of Training Modules for Sindh Prosecution

Project Overview Description: The purpose of the project was to enhance the capacity and processes of Sindh Police in general and particularly the Counter Terrorism Authority. The following modules were developed with the support of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC):  Background to Terrorism  Crime Scene Management Interview, Interrogation, Arrest, and Intelligence Trace…

Development of Training Modules for KP Prosecution

Project Overview Description: The purpose of the project was the develop training modules for KP Prosecutors under the Pakistan’s Action to Counter Terrorism (PACT) project for the UNODC country office in Pakistan. The following modules were developed with the support of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC):  Examination Strategies for Counter Terrorism Suspects…

Developing Business’ Respect for Human Rights Through US/Pakistani Cooperation

Project Overview The aim of this project was to increase the Pakistan’s legal profession’s knowledge and awareness of the responsibility of businesses to respect human rights through US and Pakistan’s cooperation. In this regard, two one-day symposiums were held in Lahore on Business and Human Rights and the law in Pakistan. The symposium brought together…

DNFBP Compliance Forum Meetings

With increased regulation and introduction of anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) legislation, money launderers and terrorist financers have developed complex mechanisms to conduct illegal activities due to which keeping up with emerging money laundering threats has become integral to dealing with this type of criminal activity. Development of new technologies,…