Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Here we go again?

Pakistan's political leaders have little time left to decide whether to extend the country's military courts' power to try civilians. The current state of play is described here.

Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians by military courts. Pakistan has already amended its Constitution twice to permit such trials. Will it go for a third? Is a measure with a mere 2-year life-span really a constitutional amendment?

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