SPECIAL COURTS FOR RAPE VICTIMS IN PAKISTAN

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Islamabad; Ministry of Law and Justice Pakistan has notified special courts for trials of rape cases. Barrister Maleeka Bokhari, Parliamentary Secretary Law and Justice and Chairperson of the Special Committee has supervised worked diligently with support from members of Special Committee and Ministry of Law and Justice to achieve the first step towards setting up special courts under the Anti-Rape Ordinance 2020.

This important development is stepping stone towards provision of speedy and expeditious dispensation of justice for victims of rape and sexual offences in a more humane and gender sensitised manner.

The Special Court will include State of the art infrastructure and inclusion of special measures including but not limited to , audio and video recording and video link facilities. A dedicated and gender sensitised court room environment for trial of rape and sexual assault cases is now becoming a, reality for women and children across Pakistan.

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