Law and Policy Implications of a Theocratic Model of State: A Case Study of Pakistan


Presented by CCHR Visiting Scholar, Peter Jacob (Executive Secretary, National Commission for Justice and Peace of the Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference).

With the election of far right parties in Europe, the wave of revolution across the Middle East, and the rise of theocracies such as Iran and Pakistan, the question of the proper relationship between religion and the State is once again at the forefront of public debate. This presentation will focus on the case study of Pakistan, looking at the relationship between law and policy regarding religion and the State and its implications for regional and international affairs.