Reema Omer

GSP-Plus & media freedom

GSP-Plus & media freedom

The European Commission has noted a ‘serious deterioration of media freedom in Pakistan’.

Published Apr 12, 2020 07:13am
Sedition and its discontents

Sedition and its discontents

Elements of the offence are vague and over-broad, and open to subjective interpretations.

Published Feb 03, 2020 07:12am
Due process

Due process

Musharraf must be allowed to engage a counsel of his own choice.

Published Dec 03, 2019 07:19am
Dismal approach to rights

Dismal approach to rights

Pakistan responded in a perfunctory manner to the UN committee’s recommendations.

Updated Nov 24, 2019 08:25am
Definition of terrorism

Definition of terrorism

International standards clarify that laws related to terrorism must be clearly and precisely formulated.

Published Nov 04, 2019 07:12am
Defining judicial misconduct

Defining judicial misconduct

Some aspects of the judicial accountability framework appear inconsistent with international standards.

Published Aug 26, 2019 07:01am
Bail and liberty

Bail and liberty

Under international standards, pretrial detention should be the exception.

Published Jun 22, 2019 06:59am
Myth of ‘speedy justice’

Myth of ‘speedy justice’

Courts in Pakistan have warned that “speedy trial should never be at the cost of the procedure”.

Published Apr 01, 2019 06:54am
Yet another extension?

Yet another extension?

Extending the military courts’ jurisdiction will not help counter the very real terrorist threat.

Updated Jan 05, 2019 12:33pm
A distinct crime

A distinct crime

A law is needed to criminalise disappearances.

Published Sep 04, 2018 06:02am
Suo motu action

Suo motu action

Article 184(3) is a powerful mechanism to be used judiciously.

Published May 27, 2018 07:05am
‘Short-term’ disappearances

‘Short-term’ disappearances

UN experts have called enforced disappearance “a tool for repression” and a “technique of terror”.

Published Dec 18, 2017 06:51am
Human rights review

Human rights review

The NCHR’s work has been subjected to a number of constraints.

Published Nov 10, 2017 01:27am
Human rights doublespeak

Human rights doublespeak

Pakistan’s election to the Human Rights Council in itself is no victory for human rights in the country.

Published Oct 21, 2017 06:58am
Ineffective commissions

Ineffective commissions

No perpetrators of enforced disappearances have ever been brought to account.

Published Oct 03, 2017 07:00am
Defining terrorism

Defining terrorism

Courts have failed to interpret the Anti-Terrorism Act in a consistent manner.

Published Aug 21, 2017 07:13am