Women rise to the challenge: first female jirga in Pakistan

When 16-year-old Tahira was murdered in a horrific acid attack last year, her poverty-stricken parents got no justice. Pakistan officials slammed the door in their faces and the police refused to listen.

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Germany – You can’t hide from justice forever

By Diane Cole

The arrest of an Auschwitz guard is part of Germany’s last attempt to bring the aged men to justice.

You can’t hide from justice forever—not even for war crimes committed decades in the past, and not even when you’re 93.

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Pakistan need for change

Pakistan is a divided house. No matter how forcefully it is denied, the fact remains that Pakistan is now a deeply divided society with each side dug in deep. Reason and Logic are the first casualties of this divide in our society. No longer can one imagine having an honest discussion on any issue under . . . → Read More: Pakistan need for change

Rape abduction and the Afghan Law

By Alissa J. Rubin

Amid all the shouting, Lal Bibi and her family are very unsure whether justice will be done or whether they will be forever humiliated

The policeman spoke with calm and assurance as he insisted that he could not have raped the teenage daughter of a local shepherd, because a mullah had . . . → Read More: Rape abduction and the Afghan Law

Dr. Afridi can choose to appeal in higher courts: PM

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday fended off criticism over the conviction of a physician who helped the CIA smoke out Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad last year, saying he could defend himself in the higher courts under the country’s existing laws.

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675 women have been murdered in the name of honor during this year

At least 675 Pakistani women and girls were murdered during the first nine months of the year for allegedly defaming their family’s honour, a leading human rights group said Tuesday.

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LHC: ban on facebook!

 The Lahore High Court on Monday ordered the ministry of information technology to block access to all websites spreading religious hatred.

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Fake Degree Holder PPP MNA Praises Acquittal of Rapists!

ISLAMABAD: While there is a hue and cry among NGOs and human rights activists against the Supreme Court judgment in Mukhtaran Mai’s case, there are a few who are ready to welcome the apex court’s decision saying that the courts are dispensing justice even when they are under pressure.

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Judiciary’s regulatory role misperceived: Chief Justice

It is often misunderstood that the judiciary takes action against measures taken by the executive, but it is the constitution which provides this important role to the judiciary for regulating the state machinery, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Sunday. He was addressing the concluding session of the three-day National Judicial Conference.

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Sialkot lynching: Destroyed, but not defeated

Six months have passed since the tragic lynching of two brothers Hafiz Mughees and Muneeb in Sialkot and despite being assured of justice by top officials, including the president himself, the family continues to await justice.

“The statements of prime witnesses are yet to be recorded,” the brothers’ ailing grandfather, Khwaja Anwar, says. “We were . . . → Read More: Sialkot lynching: Destroyed, but not defeated