Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Important commentary on Pakistan's military courts

Reema Omer, a legal adviser for the International Commission of Jurists, has written two important columns for The Dawn about Pakistan's 21st Amendment military courts and the Supreme Court's response. There can be found here and here. Her conclusion in the second column:
Many analysts say the Supreme Court ‘compromised justice’ when it legitimised trials of civilians before military courts in the 21st Amendment case. As it now considers petitions from families alleging gross violations of the right to a fair trial in military courts’ proceedings, it has a chance to — at least partially — correct that wrong.

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