January 20, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch says that the judicial template adhered to by Iftikhar Chaudhry, the former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, should not be followed by future jurists...Former Parkistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, who ...[read more]
March 17, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
Members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement on Monday welcomed the reinstatement of Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, hailing the move as a major victory. Lawyers' movement supporters rallied at Chaudhry's home Monday, where the Chief Justice thanked the cro... ...[read more]
March 16, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani announced Monday that the government will reinstate deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry in response to recent protests by members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement and opposition politicians and supporters. In a televised address, Gila... ...[read more]
March 15, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Pakistan opposition leader and ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday defied a house arrest order to lead a march by opposition activists and members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement against President Asif Ali Zardari and his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The government had ordered Sharif an... ...[read more]
March 14, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Saturday were considering offering a compromise deal to opposition factions- including members of the lawyers' movement- currently engaged in crippling anti-government protests and a long march on Islamabad, a... ...[read more]
March 12, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
Members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement and opposition politicians and supporters began a long march from Karachi to Islamabad Thursday against the government of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The protesters, led by Nawaz Sharif of the Pa... ...[read more]
March 12, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Saeed Malik, a US citizen who is the younger brother of former Pakistan Supreme Bar Association president and lawyers' movement leader Muneer Malik, says that the Obama Administration should support Pakistan's lawyers and civil society by pressing Pakistani Pre... ...[read more]
March 11, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
Pakistan government forces conducted raids and arrested opposition members, including members of the country's lawyers' movement, prior to a protest rally led Wednesday by former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif. Among those targeted Tuesday night... ...[read more]
November 3, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement Monday renewed their demands for the reinstatement of all superior court judges dismissed last November 3 following then-Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule, and threatened more anti-government protests if their deman... ...[read more]
September 16, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Moeen Cheema, professor of Law & Policy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan, says that in the wake of the election of Pakistan People's Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari as the President of Pakistan, the country's vaunted lawyer... ...[read more]

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