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Lowering the Bar

Justice Denied

The date for appeal in Shazia Masih’s case has come and gone and feelings of disillusionment and hopelessness abound among all – civil society members, Centre for Legal Aid Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) and other non-governmental organisations – who had rallied together, creating a united front seeking justice for Shazia. Ironically, the ostensible harbingers of justice, the lawyers, are themselves the arch nemeses in this case.

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