When Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted Asia Bibi of blasphemy, the three-member bench made their legal decision by appealing to Islam rather than the Constitution. Amber Darr (UCL) looks at why such a ruling, which is being hailed around the world as a landmark judgement, furthers the cause of the religious right and risks shifting sovereignty in Pakistan from a careful balance between the will of the people and the will of God to God alone.
|Media of output||Online|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2018|
Darr, A. (Author). (2018). In the Name of God: The Asia Bibi Case and its implications for the Rule of Law and Islam in Pakistan. Web publication/site, LSE . Retrieved from https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/2018/12/06/long-read-in-the-name-of-god-the-asia-bibi-case-and-its-implications-for-the-rule-of-law-and-islam-in-pakistan/