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Legal News
11 May 2011
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of India [official website] on Monday expressed its support for death penalties for "honor killing" convictions in a ruling [text, PDF] upholding the life sentence for a man convicted of an honor killing. The court affirmed Bhagwan Dass's conviction on the charges of killing his daughter … [read more]


Professional Commentary
3 May 2008

Faisal Naseem Chaudhry [advocate, Lahore High Court; Lahore, Pakistan]: "The Dubai deliberations are over. In a Friday press conference, Mian Nawaz Sharif (MNS) announced that a Resolution restoring Pakistan's ousted judges shall be tabled before the National Assembly on May 12; shall be passed by a simple majority of the … [read more]


Legal News
18 Apr 2008
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] Former Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] justice Rana Bhagwandas [JURIST news archive] Thursday told the Lahore High Court Bar Association that the Supreme Court as currently constituted is unconstitutional, and that its ruling [JURIST report] supporting Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's November 3 declaration of emergency rule [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jan 2008
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) [profession website] members said Monday that Pakistan's lawyers will relax their ongoing boycott of the post-emergency judiciary [JURIST news archive] to Thursday of every week and one hour of every day, because the backlog caused by their 12-week boycott was creating hardship for civil litigants … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jan 2008
by Eric Firkel

[JURIST] Ousted Pakistani Supreme Court Justice Rana Bhagwandas [JURIST news archive] was placed under house arrest Saturday for urging members of the Karachi Bar Association to boycott judges who had taken oaths of office under President Pervez Musharraf's now-abrogated Provisional Constitutional Order [text] following his November 3 declaration of emergency … [read more]


Legal News
27 Nov 2007
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Pakistani Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz apologized Tuesday for demanding [JURIST report] that that all of the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf when he declared emergency rule [JURIST report] in early November vacate their government-provided accommodations by Friday and return to their own … [read more]


Legal News
26 Nov 2007
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] The Pakistani government said Sunday that all of the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] judges ousted by President Pervez Musharraf when he declared emergency rule [JURIST report] in early November must vacate their government-provided accommodations by Friday and return to their own homes. Previously, the Interior Ministry had … [read more]


Legal News
21 Nov 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Pakistani police Wednesday stopped ousted Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry [JURIST news archive] from leaving his official residence in Islamabad notwithstanding a statement by an Interior Ministry spokesman Tuesday that he and other deposed Supreme Court of Pakistan judges were "free to move" [JURIST report] after being under … [read more]


Legal News
20 Nov 2007
by Alexis Unkovic

[JURIST] Judges dismissed from the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] and held under virtual house arrest in the wake of President Pervez Musharraf's November 3 declaration of emergency rule [JURIST report] are now "free to move" and leave their homes, Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Igbal Cheema said Tuesday. Justice … [read more]


Legal News
20 Nov 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Three Pakistan Supreme Court judges removed from their positions after President Pervez Musharraf issued his declaration of emergency rule early this month have ruled against his eligibility to run for re-election as president while still Army chief of staff, according to a report Tuesday in Pakistan's News daily. A … [read more]


Legal News
20 Nov 2007
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Pakistani authorities have released more than 3400 lawyers and political activists [AFP report] detained in the aftermath of President Pervez Musharraf's November 3 declaration of emergency rule [JURIST report], Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Igbal Cheema told AFP Tuesday, adding that some 2000 others still in custody would be released … [read more]


Legal News
8 May 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] The Pakistan Supreme Court [official website] Tuesday created a panel of judges to hear a legal challenge [PDF petition] by suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry [official website; JURIST news archive] to the proceedings against him for alleged misconduct. Pakistan's Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) [governing constitutional provisions] had been conducting … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2007
by Melissa Bancroft

[JURIST] Pakistani police have arrested hundreds of opposition activists suspected of planning future demonstrations against Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's controversial suspension of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry [official profile; JURIST news archive], according to Pakistan opposition leaders Sunday. The Pakistani government, however, has denied any knowledge of anticipatory arrests ahead … [read more]


Legal News
23 Mar 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf [official website] appointed the senior-most judge on the Pakistani Supreme Court [official website] as acting chief justice Friday, as thousands of lawyers across the country protested the suspension of former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry [official profile; JURIST news archive] and campaigned for his reinstatement. … [read more]

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