Pakistan and Islamist militancy: A lawyer’s view
Please join us for a talk by Pakistani litigator, Mr. Faisal Siddiqi (LSE—BSc Sociology 1998; Cambridge—BA Law & MA 2000), on “Pakistan and Islamist Militancy: A Lawyer’s View”.
Mr. Siddiqi is currently an O’Brien Fellow in Residence at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at the McGill Faculty of Law. In Fall 2015, he was a fellow at the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Mr. Siddiqi is a former advisor to the Attorney General for Pakistan (2013-2014) and was actively involved in the movement to restore judges unconstitutionally suspended and removed by the former military government (2007-2009). Aside from a general commercial practice, notably in the areas of contract, pharmaceutical regulation, and tax, Mr. Siddiqi litigates pro bono cases involving issues of labour rights, sexual assault, and environmental rights.