Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Two more years for Pakistan's military courts

The Express Tribune reports that Pakistani parliamentary leaders have agreed to revive the 21st Amendment military courts for two years. Assuming this proves to be true (the article claims unanimity but also indicates opposition from some parties), Global Military Justice Reform hereby awards the country the George III* award for retrograde military justice developments. If the deal falls apart (a two-thirds vote is needed in both houses of Parliament), the award will be revoked.

* Speaking of George III (this blog's favorite monarch), the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT, in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces, has a fantastic exhibit, Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World. It runs though April 30, 2017. From June 22 to November 12 the exhibit will be at Kensington Palace. Augusta of Saxe-Gotha was George III's mother, and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was his queen consort.

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