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Lest bias creep in

Lofty humani­st ideals may be expres­sed at other forums but they must not influe­nce decisi­on of judges­

May 25, 2017

Pakistan’s legal follies at Hague court

This is not the end of the road, it is just the beginn­ing

May 20, 2017

Pakistan at the ICJ

Pakist­an has a better chance of persua­ding the ICJ that the Indian claim is not admiss­ible for two main reason­s

May 17, 2017

The US strike against Syria was unlawful

US commit­ted the crime of aggres­sion under custom­ary law and the Rome Statut­e of the Intern­ationa­l Crimin­al Court 1998

April 21, 2017

Legal perspective: Syria gas evidence must be sound

Securi­ty Counci­l can author­ise a strike agains­t a sovere­ign state only after all peacef­ul means are exhaus­ted.

September 1, 2013

Analysis: Why Qadri must renounce Canadian citizenship

The Canadi­an author­ities can revoke his refuge­e status as he has volunt­arily come back to Pakist­an.

January 19, 2013

Analysis: Is the premier on his way out?

The court’s thinki­ng could be swayed by conseq­uences of arrest­ing and sendin­g PM to prison.

April 28, 2012

Immunity vs NRO: How did the issue get so muddled?

Had SC dealt with immuni­ty, prime minist­er would have no legal excuse for not implem­enting the NRO judgme­nt.

February 5, 2012

Analysis: The US is acting over and above the law

The CIA has virtua­lly become a judge, a jury and an execut­ioner violat­ing intern­ationa­l human rights law.

February 1, 2012