Abuse of the Writ Doctrine
Munir Ahmad Mughal
Punjab University Law College; Superior Law College; LIMIT Law College, Lahore
July 12, 2012
This paper enumerates the various writs and discusses the abuse of writ doctrine.
Abuse of writ doctrine is a doctrine of criminal procedure. It states that a petition for a writ of habeas corpus may not raise claim that should have been, but were not asserted in previous petition.
Another doctrine is successive writ doctrine. It states that a second or supplemental petition for a writ of the habeas corpus may not raise claim that were heard and decided on the merits in a previous petition.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 101
Keywords: use, abuse, misuse, non use, writ jurisdiction, direction, directive, Constitution of Pakistan, Code of Criminal Procedure , 1898
JEL Classification: K40working papers series
Date posted: September 11, 2011 ; Last revised: July 12, 2012
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