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FATA and the Frontier Crimes Regulation in Pakistan: The Enduring Legacy of British Colonialism by Harrison Akins


iur-2Baker Center Graduate Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in Political Science, Harrison Akins, examines the history and impact of the Frontier Crimes Regulation in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, a legacy of the period of British colonial rule. This brief explains the reasoning behind the law’s creation, controversies that have surrounded the law since Pakistan’s founding in 1947, and the current challenges to the Pakistani government’s efforts to repeal the law.

Read the full policy brief here.


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