Accountability for Rape: A Case Study of Lodhran is the first human rights report published by the Centre with support from the American Bar Association – Rule of Law Initiative. The report investigates the procedural and structural challenges that are faced by complainants/victims of rape in finding justice at the trial court level in Pakistan. The report involved analyzing 63 trial court files from District Lodhran, specifically cases that are ‘contested acquittals’ i.e. cases that went from filing to trial. The analysis explored factors from the occurrence of the incident to the announcement of judgment which cumulatively contributed to extremely high acquittal rates in rape cases for the district by complainants/victims of rape in finding justice at the trial court level in Pakistan.
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