Tuesday, January 13, 2015

"Militarization of Pakistan's Constitution"

Professor Liaquat Ali Khan has written this powerful op-ed for World Post. His conclusion:
The militarization of [the] Pakistan Constitution is a great setback to the rule of law and the protection of fundamental rights and liberties under the Constitution and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The lawyers of Pakistan stand against the unlawful amendment to the Constitution, which allows the extraction of evidence through torture and provides little protection against the arbitrary deprivation of life. The Pakistan Supreme Court needs to carefully review the legality of the Twenty-First Amendment and may strike it down to safeguard the basic structure of the Constitution and to meet Pakistan's obligations under the Covenant.

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