In the Name of God: The Asia Bibi Case and its implications for the Rule of Law and Islam in Pakistan

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLSE
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

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