Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section N. Non bis in idem
The Manual of Pakistan Military Law (1987) states:
Where a person has been convicted or acquitted of an offence by a court martial or a criminal court or summarily dealt with or where the charge against him is dismissed, he is not liable to be summarily dealt with or tried by court martial for the same offence, or for an offence which is substantially the same.
In 2001, in its second periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Pakistan stated the following principle from its Constitution: “No person can be prosecuted for the same offence more than once, and no one shall be compelled to give self-incriminating evidence (art. 13).”