Fundamental Rights and Impact Litigation in Pakistan

Human Rights Program Visiting Fellow Yasser Latif Hamdani covers broadly the scope of the constitutional (writ) jurisdiction of Pakistani high courts under Article 199 of the Constitution. Hamdani will introduce the concept of fundamental rights litigation under the Pakistani Constitution and discuss his personal experience as an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan, having litigated a number of landmark internet freedom cases using the freedom of expression clause in Pakistani Constitution. This will cover the YouTube Case, the Finfisher Case, the Blackberry Case, and the ongoing challenge to the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016.  

Co-sponsored by the Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change, the Human Rights Program, and the South Asian Law Students Association.