Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: judicial-military relations

  • To Convict a Dictator: Judges Versus Generals in Pakistan

    —Yasser Kureshi, Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS University of London On the 17th of December 2019, a special court in Pakistan found its former military dictator, General Musharraf (1999-2008), guilty of high treason for suspending the constitution in 2007.[1] In a country where the military has ruled with impunity for much of its history, this verdict was a dramatic development.