Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

2-2008

Abstract

On 13 January, the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) voted to end the continuous boycott of judges who swore oath's under the country's Provisional Constitution Order and to instead substitute "a complete boycott of the superior judiciary every Thursday and a one-hour token strike on a daily basis." Predictably, the decision created a furor: for many, it was a sell-out. Both the Lawyers National Action Committee (LNAC) and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) quickly denounced the decision as "contradictory" and "against the spirit of the lawyers' sacrifices." The provincial bar councils, the high court bar associations and the district bar associations echoed similar sentiments: they insisted on pursuing the strategy of continuous boycott.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Public Law and Legal Theory

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

JURIST: University of Pittsburg School of Law Online Journal

Publisher

University of Pittsburg School of Law

Additional URL

http://jurist.org/forum/2008/02/pakistan-lawyers-movement-lost-cause.php

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