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War crimes in the armed conflict in Pakistan

Shah, Niaz A.



This article argues that an internal armed conflict exists in Pakistan and the law of armed conflict together with human rights law applies to it. It is further argued that both the security forces of Pakistan and the Pakistani Taliban have and will continue to violate these laws and to expose the Taliban's violations alone is only a half-truth. To conclude, the reasonable prospects, or lack thereof, of the war crimes committed in this conflict to be prosecuted are discussed. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


Shah, N. A. (2010). War crimes in the armed conflict in Pakistan. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 33(4), 283-306.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 8, 2009
Online Publication Date Mar 9, 2010
Publication Date Apr 1, 2010
Deposit Date Sep 22, 2021
Journal Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
Print ISSN 1057-610X
Electronic ISSN 1521-0731
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Issue 4
Pages 283-306
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