Archive for the 'Pakistan' Category

Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan – WLR Daily

Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan [2010] UKSC 46; [2010] WLR (D) 279

“When an English court was asked to enforce a foreign arbitration award made against a non-signatory to the contract containing the arbitration clause, whom the arbitral tribunal had determined had been a party to the contract, the court would, if the enforcement claim was challenged, determine anew the question as to whether or not the non-signatory had been a party.”

WLR Daily, 4th November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Border Agency may be discriminating against Pakistanis, says inspector – The Guardian

“The UK Border Agency has been warned it may be discriminating unlawfully against Pakistanis applying for British visas and in favour of applicants from Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Dubai.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Dallah Estate and Tourism Holding Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Government of Pakistan – WLR Daily

Dallah Estate and Tourism Holding Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Government of Pakistan [2009] EWCA Civ 755; [2009] WLR (D) 2

“When a court was reviewing an international arbitration award made under ss 100–103 of the Arbitration Act 1996 careful attention was to be accorded to the type of hearing and the standard of proof required to establish that an award was “not valid” for the purposes of s 103(2)(b) of the 1996 Act. Further, when an assertion of estoppel was made, going to the matter of non-validity, the fact that the jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal was founded on consent, rather than legislation, could be critical.”

WLR Daily, 21st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Britons facing execution in Pakistan seek Miliband’s help – The Guardian

“Lawyers for two British nationals who face the death penalty in Pakistan, after allegedly being tortured to give confessions for murder they insist they did not commit, have asked the Foreign Office to intervene urgently in the case.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK ‘ignoring men’s torture claim’ – BBC News

“The UK government has been accused of ‘doing nothing’ to help two men from Birmingham who were allegedly tortured in police custody in Pakistan.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MPs seek answers on torture ‘outsourcing’ – The Guardian

“Allegations in the Guardian that the government has ‘outsourced’ interrogation techniques involving the torture of British nationals in Pakistan must be investigated immediately, a cross-party group of backbench MPs said yesterday. In a highly critical report, the Commons foreign affairs committee also accuses the government of watering down its ‘anti-torture commitments’.

Full story

The Guardian, 21st July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law Soc backs Pakistani lawyers’ street protest – The Lawyer

“The Law Society has repeated its call for the rule of law to be upheld in Pakistan to protect the country’s lawyers and judges.”

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The Lawyer, 11th June 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Podcast 41: Andrew Holroyd OBE, President of The Law Society – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to the President of The Law Society, Andrew Holroyd, about the Law Society stepping in to help international Lawyers, reported recently in the press.. The Law Society, the Association of Muslim Lawyers and the Bar Council will call on the Pakistani authorities for the release and reinstatement of lawyers and judges imprisoned in Pakistan following the recent constitutional crisis. Andrew Holroyd also drew attention to the fact that the Law Society has raised £85,000 so far to help lawyers in Zimababwe.”

Podcast

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of Consilio.tv

UK lawyers call for release of Pakistani judges – The Times

“The UK legal profession and leading human rights groups are calling on the Pakistani authorities to release and reinstate lawyers and judges imprisoned in Pakistan in the recent constitutional upheaval.”

Full story

The Times, 25th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Foreign Office accused of swap deal over terror suspects – The Guardian

“Two men wanted in Pakistan for alleged terrorist activity have been charged in London under the Terrorism Act as part of what human rights campaigners claim is a secret deal between the two countries.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Suspected Atlantic airline plotter faces deportation – The Guardian

“A key suspect behind an alleged plot to blow up airliners over the Atlantic appeared last night to be a step closer to being extradited to Britain after a court in Pakistan dropped charges against him there.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Call for Pakistan to Respect the Rule of Law – The Bar Council

“The Heads of the Four Bars in England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland, North and South, have called for Pakistan’s leaders to reinstate the Rule of Law.”

Letter from Heads of the Four Bars

The Bar Council, 15th November 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Appeal over children in Pakistan – BBC News

“A High Court judge in London has issued an urgent plea for four Oxfordshire children being kept in Pakistan by their father to be returned to the UK.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

British lawyers call on President Musharraf to reinstate rule of law – The Times

“British lawyers are united in their condemnation of the treatment of lawyers in Pakistan and the dismissal of the Chief Justice and are calling for the re-instatement of the rule of law and the Constitution.”

Full story

The Times, 8th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Imran Khan plans UK legal action – BBC News

“The Pakistani cricketer turned politician, Imran Khan, is due in the UK to plan legal action against another Pakistani politician, Altaf Hussein.” 

Full story

BBC News, 2nd June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Invasion of privacy – The Sunday Times

“Police, baliffs, customs officers, firefighters, the Inland Revenue … A whole army of British officials have their own special reasons to deman entry to your home. But is the law always on their side? Richard Girling investigates.” 

Full story

The Sunday Times, 3rd June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

 

Global legal community joins forces in fight to defend Pakistan judge – The Lawyer

“The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has launched a mission to investigate the arrest of Pakistan’s top judge.”

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The Lawyer, 30th April 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com


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