Pakistan: Between Coup and Constitutional Engineering

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Abstract

The essay examines the 21st Constitutional Amendment Bill and Pakistan Army Act 1952 (Amendment) Bill 2015. These laws will provide constitutional cover for extending the jurisdiction to military courts for the trial of terrorism suspects. More concrete, it provides for the creation of speed trial military courts for offenses relating to terrorism, waging war against Pakistan and prevention of acts threatening the security of the country. The 21st Amendment Act shall remain in force for two years starting from January 7, 2015 when the President signed the Act.

Document type: Article
Date: 2015
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Subjects: Pakistan, Terrorismus, Militärgericht
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pakistan, Verfassungsänderung, Terrorismusbekämpfung / Pakistan, Constitutional Amendment, Counterterrorism
Subject (classification): Politics
Law
Countries/Regions: Pakistan
Series: People > Political Column in South Asian Politics by Siegfried O. Wolf
Volume: 36