Pakistan’s Commitment to Human Rights: A Probe into the Question of Ratification of the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v5i1.133

Keywords:

Pakistan, International Criminal Court, Human Rights, International Community, Jus cogens, erga omnes, Islamic State, universal jurisdiction, jurisidiction

Abstract

The question of ratification of the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court is one of the most debated questions in public international law. Because it involves strict commitment to human rights many states often see it as a hurdle to their national interests. Nevertheless a number of states have ratified the statute except a few. Pakistan is one of those states that have not ratified the Rome Statute even though it has been a party to various other treaties on human rights. This article focuses on the question why Pakistan did not ratify the statute? The article also provides recommendations how the ratification can be made possible.

Author Biography

Mazhar Ali Khan, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Mazhar Ali Khan is a PhD candidate in law at the International Islamic University Islamabad. He is currently serving as a Civil Judge-cum-judicial Magistrate at district judiciary Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Published

2020-12-15

How to Cite

Khan, M. A. . (2020). Pakistan’s Commitment to Human Rights: A Probe into the Question of Ratification of the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court . Review of Human Rights, 5(1), 55-77. https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v5i1.133
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