Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Judging the Judges: Dynamics of the Pakistani System of Justice Delivery

Date : September 20, 2020 at 04:00 PM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haque (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Osama Siddique Executive Director Law and Policy Research Network (LPRN), Sara Malkani, Lawyer, Legal advisor at Center for Reproductive Rights, Asad Jamal, Lawyer

Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque opened the second webinar on the judiciary and Justice system with a tribute to the famous US Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for her extraordinary efforts on promoting women’s rights, wage discrimination, healthcare, and the environment. When discussing the justice system, Dr. Nadeem discussed how justice delivery could only be possible with good quality judges. Dr. Nadeem stressed the importance of institutions. PIDE has initiated debates on institutions in Pakistan (bureaucracy, democracy, education, and more) as every institution is very weak. If we do not develop our institution, the country will not grow. The judiciary is a part of our institutions, and is important because it deals with property rights, which cannot exist without law or a justice system. Poor policy development, inconsistency including poor judgment have caused a lot of harm to our justice system.