Home Tags Legal
Courts first line of defense against violations of international rights obligations
AGHS Legal Aid Cell, with the support of the OHCHR and JPP, organized a consultation with members of the lower judiciary regarding implementation of Pakistan's international human rights obligations
‘Meesha maligned in FIA challan’: lawyers
Meesha's legal team has reacted to the reporting by FIA that she was held ‘guilty’ saying it is for the court to decide whether she is guilty or not.
APS ATTACK: 6 years on, parents still await justice
“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.
‘Minor’s custody wont be given to anyone if parents still alive’
There have been 21 cases of conversions of mostly Hindu and Christian minor girls only in Bahawalpur in the past few years; around 162 questionable conversions had been reported in the media between 2013 and 2020.
Rani Bibi: Condemned to be Free
Rani was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband. Even though the police found no physical evidence connecting her to the crime, she was still arrested and even convicted. The only reasons given were that she was last seen with her husband before his disappearance. Not only did the legal system pin the crime of murder on a minor girl and jailed her for so long, it also ignored her appeals.
Unanimous agreement on minimum age for marriage at 18 years
Jul 11, 2020: Lawmakers in Punjab have vowed to amend Punjab's child marriage law and to increase the minimum age of marriage of girls from 16 to 18 years. Currently, the minimum age for marriage of girls in Punjab is 16 but it was ...
IHC Gives Landmark Judgement In Favour Of Animals
Recognizing the rights of animals, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Thursday, May 21, ordered the prompt relocation of the wildlife held in captivity at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad to sanctuaries within or ...