Day: October 17, 2016

Supreme Court To Decide If Bush-Era Officials Can Be Sued For Post-9/11 Civil Rights Violations

In a bipartisan twist, the Obama administration is arguing that they shouldn’t be. 10/11/2016 Lawrence Hurley REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER / REUTERS WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether to block a lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft and others by non-U.S. citizens, mainly Muslims, swept […]

Devaluing ‘honour’

Source: Dawn BY AFIYA S. ZIA THE 2016 Amendment to Offences in the Name/ Pretext of Honour Act has had mixed reactions. Some celebrate the reforms while others consider these to be a mere ‘smokescreen’. For decades, legal and rights activists have campaigned against this specialised form of murder of women […]