Judging the Judges: Judicial Immunity in Pakistan

Review of Human Rights

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Title Judging the Judges: Judicial Immunity in Pakistan
Creator Munir, Muhammad
Subject Judicial immunity, judicial acts, non-judicial acts, Article 199(5), Pakistan, Supreme Court, High Court
Description This work attempts to analyze what precisely is meant by judicial immunity and why is it necessary to protect judges for judging? Secondly, how did the jurisprudence of judicial immunity evolve in Pakistan? Presenting a thorough analysis of the decisions in recent cases, this article argues that although the juridical position on the question of judicial immunity has gone back and forth, the Supreme Court has finally laid down a judicial doctrine that extends judicial immunity to administrative, executive, consultative, and legislative decisions of judges of the High Court. It has also made clear that High Court is not allowed to issue a writ against administrative, executive or consultative acts of its own or another High Court for the purpose of ensuring harmony in the working of judiciary.  
Publisher Society of Social Science Academics
Date 2021-06-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Articles
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://reviewhumanrights.com/index.php/RHR/article/view/167
Source Review of Human Rights; Vol. 6 No. 1 (2020): Review of Human Rights; 119-138
Language eng
Relation https://reviewhumanrights.com/index.php/RHR/article/view/167/81
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Muhammad Munir

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