Tuesday, March 21, 2017

One down, one to go

The lower house of the Pakistani Parliament today passed a constitutional amendment and related legislation reviving military courts for two years (actually less, since the two years are deemed to start from the January 7, 2017 expiration of the 21st Amendment). The measures now go to the Senate, where a 2/3 vote is needed for the constitutional amendment. Here's a good report on a bad pair of laws.

Global Military Justice Reform awards the National Assembly the George III award for retrograde legislation.

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