Understanding Jirga: Legality and Legitimacy in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas

Shinwari, Naveed Ahmad

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The report is part of a project on Rule of Law Programming in Pakistan (Phase I). The project is being sponsored by the Islamabad Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. Technical support for the project has been provided by the Max Planck Institute of International law and Public Law, Germany. This report details a written record of interviews with 1500 common men and women of FATA – those who live under the umbrella of tribal justice. The report also contains a dispassionate analysis of the Tribal legal code and its ultimate manifestation – the Jirga – as an attempt to accurately weigh associated pros and cons.

Document type: Book
Publisher: CAMP
Place of Publication: Islamabad
Date: 2011
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2014
ISBN: 978-969-9534-01-0
Number of Pages: 190
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Community Appraisal & Motivation Programme (CAMP)
DDC-classification: Social sciences
Controlled Keywords: Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Rechtsordnung, Öffentliche Meinung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pakistan, Jirga, Stammesrecht, Interview / Pakistan, Jirga, Tribal Law, Interview
Subject (classification): Anthropology
Countries/Regions: Pakistan