Lecture by Justice Khalil Ur Rahman Ramday: The Constitutional and Judicial History of Pakistan

On Thursday 15 October, The Hague Institute was pleased to welcome Justice Khalil Ur Rahman Ramday, former judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, who will deliver a lecture on The Constitutional and Judicial History of Pakistan.

Justice Ramday reflected on how Pakistan’s political history has been influenced by its tense geopolitical location and conflicts with India, as well as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the War on Terror. He then offered insights into the early constitutional and judicial history of Pakistan, elaborating on the impact of significant events in Pakistan’s political history. In the latter half of the lecture, Justice Ramday paid particular attention to  the imposition of martial law and the suspension of several judges between March 2007 and March 2009, which resulted in the effective suspension of both the constitution and the independent judiciary.

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