The Informal Justice System: Opportunities & Possibilities for Legal Pluralism in Pakistan


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Jun 15, 2015 - 4:00 pm |

Jun 15, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Dr. Saeed Shafqat; Mr. Naveed Shinwari & Ms. Azma Zahid Bokhari

FCC Lahore

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CAMP’s report ‘Understanding the Informal Justice System’ authored by Mr. Naveed Shinwari explores the informal conflict resolution systems including the panchayat, faislo, Baloch Jirga, extended family, mohalla and biradari. It is a follow on to earlier research on the Pukhtun Jirga and together present the status, perceptions and participation of citizens as well as a comparative standing of informal justice systems vis-a-vis the formal system across Pakistan. It also explores the issues of human rights standards and treatment of women to discuss reforms both in the formal and informal systems while raising the question of possible integration.


Introductions & Policy Relevance                  Dr. Saeed Shafqat

Findings of the Report                                     Mr. Naveed Shinwari

Round Table Discussion

Parliamentarians; Human, Women & Minority Rights Advocates; Legal Fraternity & Citizens

Comments from the Chair                            Ms. Azma Zahid Bokhari

MPA Punjab & Chairperson for the Standing Committee on Law & Parliamentary Affairs.

Mr. Naveed Shinwari is founding CEO of CAMP and has 17 years of experience in the development sector. He has authored several published works including Understanding FATA: Attitudes towards Governance, Religion & Society in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (five volumes, 2007-11), Understanding Jirga: Legality and Legitimacy in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (2011) & more.