Panel Discussion: On the Margins of Justice: Gender, Power and Non-State Justice in India and Pakistan
Dr Nafisa Shah
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nafisa_Shah
Dr Shah, drawing on her research in Upper Sindh, Pakistan, discusses the connections between Pakistani state law and customary practices of honour based violence. She examines how local, historical and modern power dynamics are implicated in reshaping such practices.
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Dr George Kunnath
Lecturer in Modern Indian Studies http://www.southasia.ox.ac.uk/dr-george-kunnath
Dr Kunnath discusses the non-state mechanisms of settling disputes in India primarily associated with caste/tribal panchayats (councils), Maoist people’s courts, and semi-state institutions of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). He examines the dispute processing within these systems with particular reference to access to justice for women, lower castes and marginalised communities.
Chair: Professor Fernanda Pirie
Professor of the Anthropology of Law https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/people/fernanda-pirie