Is Unilateral Revocation of the Indus Water Treaty Permissible Under International Law?
November 21, 2018
-India and Pakistan-
Amid the perpetual political tension between India and Pakistan, the Indus water treaty (IWT) is perhaps the only international instrument which has proactively engaged both the countries in bilateral relationship. In fact, the treaty has been the most significant confidence building measure between India and Pakistan since 1960. Despite multiple wars and hostilities between the two countries, the treaty remained undisturbed and survived for more than five decades since its conclusion. After the Uri attack in 2016, India hinted towards unilaterally scraping the IWT. This has been objected to by Pakistan which has warned that any attempts by India to unilaterally revoke the IWT will result in the flagrant violation of its international treaty obligations and shall be treated as an “act of aggression” under international law. The present piece is an attempt to explore whether unilateral withdrawal by India from IWT violates the international law in general and amounts to “act of aggression” in particular as argued by Pakistan. Leer el resto de esta entrada »
Pakistan passes transgender protections bill
May 9, 2018
[JURIST] Members of the Pakistan National Assembly voted to pass the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act [text, PDF] Tuesday, establishing transgender individuals as a protected class. Leer el resto de esta entrada »
Pakistani Court Recommends Parliament Review Blasphemy Law
Source: New York Times
August 12, 2017
A court is recommending that parliament review Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law and make changes that will prevent people from being falsely accused of the crime, which is punishable by death.
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