Acquittal:

The accused/convicted has been exonerated of criminal wrongdoing.

Anti-Terrorism Act:

The main anti-terrorism legislation in Pakistan dictating both the offence and
procedure.

Anti-Terrorism Court:

The Special Court promulgated to hear and decide terrorism cases and a court
of first instance.

Case Citation:

A specific combination of year, court, journal and page number to identify
a judge's decision.

Code of Criminal
Procedure:

A code dictating procedure for criminal cases including investigations, trials
and appeals in Pakistan.

Date of Sentencing:

Date on which the person was sentenced to death by the trial court.

District and Sessions
Court:

A court of trial for offences punishable by death.

Justices:

The title given to High Court and Supreme Court judges.

Juvenile Justice Act:

An Act streamlining the procedure for the trial and care of juvenile offenders.

Juvenile Justice System The first law on procedure and protection of juvenile offenders in Pakistan
Ordinance:
recently repealed by the JJSO.
Juvenility:

Minor at the time of offence.

Mental Health
Ordinance:

A law relating to the mentally disordered persons with respect to their care
and treatment, the management of their property and other related matters.

Mental Illness:

Prisoner has a history of serious mental health problems (s2(m) of the mental
health ordinance).

Military Court:

A court established for a limited time with fewer procedural rights for those
who have committed heinous crimes against the state including civilians.

Motive and Cause:

The purpose for or intention behind committing the offence.

Overturned:

The death sentence converted to a reduced sentence for example life
imprisonment or any other imprisonment term.

Pakistan Penal Code:

A code dictating all the general offences in Pakistan.

Terrorism (traditional
definition):

The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians,
in the pursuit of political aims.

Torture:

this is to denote whether the prisoner has been tortured by a government
official at any point in the criminal justice system.

Type of Court:

Court of trial.

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