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The following are written and delivered by Mr. Faisal Siddiqi:

Public Interest Litigation: Predicable continuity and Radical departures,by Faisal Siddiqi, published in book titled "Politics and Jurisprudence of the Chaudhry Court" edited by Moeen H. Cheema and IjazShafiGilani, Oxford University Press, 2015, p.77

Read a paper on "Effective Judicial Interventions in Environmental Law" at a Conferenceheld by the Honourable Balochistan High Court at Quetta on the Environment in 2011.

Read a paper on "Public Interest Litigation and the Supreme Court: Judicial Developments in the Post-March, 2009, period" at the International Judicial Conference, 2013, held by the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Read a paper on 'Access to Justice for the Poor' at the International Judicial Conference, 2014, held by the Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Speaker at an India-Pakistan Conference on 'Judicial Activism, Public Interest Litigation and Human Rights' held at Karachi in 2013, jointly by Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), India,in collaboration, with the Hamdard School of Law, Karachi and the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER), Karachi.

Read papers on "Suo Moto Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court" and on "Fire and Safety Regulations: The 2012 Baldia Factory Fire as the case study," at the National Continuing Legal Education Conference, held in Islamabad, on 21 October 2014.

Numerous articles published in 'Dawn', Newspaper, [and 'The News', Newspaper, where specified] which are listed herein below:

i. Pragmatic activism? Published on Jan 13, 2010
ii. Interpreting the Constitution, Published on Feb 04, 2010
iii. Supreme Conflict, Published on Dec 19, 2011
iv. The NRO Mystery, Published on Dec 31, 2011
v. Legal Empire, Published on Jan 12, 2012
vi. Supreme Visions, Published on Feb 02, 2012
vii. Supreme Contempt, Published on Feb 26, 2012
viii. The Immunity Mystery, Published on Mar 18, 2012
ix. Acid Attack: A Case of Injustice, Published on April 01, 2012
x. Judicialisation of Economics, Published on Apr 26, 2012
xi. A Defining Judicial Moment, Published on May 21, 2012
xii. Judicial Sovereigns, Published on Jun 26, 2012
xiii. Misguided Criticism, Published on Jul 07, 2012
xiv. Judicial Democracy, Published on Jul 13, 2012
xv. Kinship, Money and Justice, Published on Sep 14, 2012
xvi. Why is the SC so powerful? Published on Oct 15, 2012
xvii. Puritanical Democracy, Published on Nov 05, 2012
xviii. Can SC save Balochistan? Published on Dec 02, 2012
xix. Poor Man's Justice, Published on Jan 10, 2013
xx. The Judiciary & Military, Published on Jan 20, 2013
xxi. The Supreme Court Debate, Published on Feb 18, 2013
xxii. Public-Speaking Judges, Published on Mar 15, 2013
xxiii. Legalizing Terror, Published on Feb 08, 2014
xxiv. Constitutional Islam, Published on Mar 02, 2014
xxv. An Avoidable Crisis, Published on Mar 25, 2014
xxvi. Karachi Operations, Published on Apr 03, 2014
xxvii. Lost in Transition, Published on Jun 28, 2014
xxviii. Freedom of Belief, Published on Aug 09, 2014
xxix. Constitution's Crooked Timber, Published on Jan 26, 2015
xxx. Death Consensus, Published on March 3rd, 2015.
xxxi. Constitutional Umpires, Published on April 18th, 2015.
xxxii. Missing Persons, Published on June 13th, 2015.
xxxiii. Judging Chaudhry, Published on July 13th, 2015.
xxxiv. Trying Terrorist: Myths and Reality, Published on August 11th, 2015.
xxxv. Rainbow Supreme Court, Published on August 25th, 2015.
xxxvi. Decolonising Judicial Thinking, Published on September 8th, 2015.
xxxvii. Human Rights and Violence: A forbidden love story, Published on October 27th, 2015.
xxxviii. Supreme Court on Blasphemy, Published November 3rd, 2015.
xxxix. The Rangers Mystery, Published December 19th, 2015.
xl. Politics of Military Courts, Published on January 11, 2015 in 'The News'.
xli. Killing for Peace, Published on January 25th, 2016.
xlii. Is Legal Reform Possible?, Published April 23rd, 2016.
xliii. Is Speedy Justice Possible?, Published May 3rd, 2016.
xliv. Anti-Corruption Myths, Published June 25th, 2016.
xlv. Karachi's Paradox, Published July 5th, 2016.
xlvi. Judicial Accountability, Published August 1st, 2016.
xlvii. 'Miracles' of Military Justice, Published September 5th, 2016.
xlviii. Path to Legal Reform, Published October 8th, 2016.
xlix. Secret Judicial Accountability, Published October 29th, 2016.
l. Judging the Chief Justice, Published December 26th, 2016.
li. Sharifs' Legal Games, Published January 23rd , 2017.
lii. Ending Enforced Disappearances, Published February 6th, 2017.
liii. Paradox of Accountability, Published July 24th, 2017.
liv. Imperfections of Accountability, Published August 8th, 2017.
lv. Missing Persons Nightmare, Published August 28th, 2017.
lvi. Judicialisation of Leaders, Published November 11th, 2017
lvii. Political or Partisan, Published December 25th, 2017.
lviii. The Heritage Dissent, Published January 1st, 2018.
lix. Legal Guillotine, Published March 2nd, 2018.
lx. Judicial Chemotherapy, Published July 06th, 2018.
lxi. Guilty Without Proof, Published July 20th, 2018.
lxii. Courage to do Justice, Published November 3rd , 2018.

2016: the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP), at McGill University, hosted outstanding
human rights academics and activists as O'Brien Fellows in Residence.