Salman Hussain is a PhD Candidate in the Anthropology Department, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has worked and written on political economy of war and violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In his recent ethnographic dissertation research (2012-2015), he studies the legal-political movements in Pakistan and broadly examines the appeals to higher courts, constitutional law and rights that the new confluence between law and politics has given life to.
Publications on Noria
South Asia Paper # 4 : Rule of Law, Justice and Constitutionalism: Political Mobilization in the ‘Lawyers’ Movement for the Restoration of Judiciary and Democracy’ in Pakistan (2007-09)
Outside the Jamaat’s office in Islamabad, Pakistan © Salman Hussain In March 2007, lawyers across Pakistan rose up against the eight-year long military rule of General Pervez Musharraf, when he dismissed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Iftikhar Mohammad...