This book discusses the legislative, sociological and political aspects of the human rights to expression in Pakistan, with specific regard to Pakistan’s blasphemy legislation.
This book explores the violation of international human rights norms inherent in Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, in particular, norms found in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Weaving in the personal narratives of ordinary people, priests, pastors, layers and human rights organisations, this book examines the impact and pernicious use of blasphemy laws on the Christians of Pakistan.
Glossary of Arabic, Punjabi, Persian and Urdu Terms
List of Abbreviations
1. Pakistan - A Brief History
2. Blasphemy in Pakistan
3. The Christians of Pakistan
4. Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression
5. Blasphemy and Other Human Rights Violations
6. Freedom of Expression in a changing World
Dr Mark Morley is a trade and investment specialist, a senior diplomat, and an authority on the political, religious and social context of the Middle East and South Asia.
Mark holds undergraduate degrees in Arts (Arabic) and Commerce, and a masters degree on the political-economy of water in Punjab, India. His doctoral thesis on Islamism, Christianity and the Law in Pakistan was supervised by the Faculty of Law at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Mark has had significant diplomatic, business and educational experience across Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Pakistan and India as well as his native Australia.
Mark is married and has had four children and currently lives in Delhi, India.