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Pakistan: Repairing the damage: ensuring robust human rights safeguards

, Index number: ASA 33/001/2008

On February 2008 general elections were held in Pakistan in an atmosphere of heightened political tension following the period of emergency rule. In this briefing, Amnesty International analyses the assault on the independence of the judiciary and on constitutional human rights protections that took place during the emergency. It sets out reasons why an independent judiciary is vital for the respect of human rights and explains the nature and impact of the “legislative” measures taken by Pervez Musharraf.

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