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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 4151–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.549765
Published: 01 January 2011
...Muhsin ʿAwad This article is based on the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) report on the situation of human rights in the Arab World (ʿAwad et al. 2010), which was issued in July 2010 and is comprehensive for the period extending from mid-2009 to mid-2010. This connotes a pivotal and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94523–535 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1241531
Published: 01 October 2016
...Isma’il al-Shatti Arab constitutions, for the most part, specify and guarantee human rights in their wordings. However, the reality of the individual in the Arab nation reveals something quite different from that which is written in the constitutions. The state is charged with providing citizens...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2009; 24618–621 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903251971
Published: 01 October 2009
...Abdullah Lux © 2009 Abdullah Lux 2009 Democracy, human rights and law in Islamic thought , by Mohammed Abed al-Jabri , English translation, Centre for Arab Unity Studies (CAUS), Beirut , and I. B. Tauris , 2008 , 259 pp, $25 , ISBN 978-1-84511-749-8 Contemporary Arab Affairs...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2008; 14621–630 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910802393254
Published: 01 October 2008
...Mohsen Awad The Arab Organization for Human Rights was founded in 1983, at a time when the legal, political and cultural environment in the Arab world was not at all amenable to human rights. On the legal level and when present, societies' laws ranged between banning outright and imposing...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 131105–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.105
Published: 01 March 2020
... development of the scope of cooperation between the European Union and the southwestern Mediterranean countries through several political, economic, social, and cultural fields. Yet, the sphere of security is set at the top of its priorities. It is based on the principles of human rights, democracy, and the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2009; 24576–586 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903237145
Published: 01 October 2009
... for such to be attained, settlers must shed colonial privileges and character, accept justice, unmitigated equality, and conscious integration into the region. Building a just and lasting peace anchored in international law and universal human rights, conducive to ethical coexistence requires the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12281–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122004
Published: 02 June 2019
... trust has been declining since 2007, this research suggests that distrust in the political system, the deteriorated healthcare and education services, the high level of unemployment, corruption, and the violation of human rights in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank have led to the decline of the level of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12139–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121003
Published: 01 March 2019
...Guillem Farrés-Fernández The interest of the Lebanese elites who launched the security sector reform (SSR) process was in to regain control and influence over the security sector more than to create independent institutions respectful of human rights. At a time of deep social and political crisis...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2009; 24566–575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910903236717
Published: 01 October 2009
... political programme launched by the PLO in 1974 has effectively been defeated. The growing one-state movement is, thus, the third time Palestinians are reacting to Israel's defeat of Palestinian attempts to obtain their human rights. It is against this background that this paper attempts to address three...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 111-291–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.00001A
Published: 01 March 2018
... political factions of various dispensations with some not necessarily subscribing to liberal models of democracy. Some belong to pre-Gaddafi-era political parties or were political and human rights’ activists during Gaddafi’s reign. They range from leftist, nationalist, and liberal orientations to populist...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103372–391 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1341600
Published: 01 July 2017
... pressure and influence that were brought to bear on it, and their effects have affected the process of transformation, especially those pertaining to the acknowledgement of human rights and freedoms of citizens. The democratic transformation of Mauritania has to be understood in the context of factors...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 83416–419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1049056
Published: 01 July 2015
...Hani A. Faris Naseer H. Aruri (7 January 1934–10 February 2015) was an internationally recognized and renowned scholar, activist and expert on Middle East politics, US foreign policy in the Middle East and human rights. He was Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science, having served on...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2013; 63358–375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2013.824141
Published: 01 July 2013
..., the solution being to honour a social pact that is based on respecting constitutional institutions, national identity, principles of the republican system and human rights. † This paper was originally presented at the Symposium on Religion and the State in the Arab World, convened by the Centre...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2011; 44484–500 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2011.621386
Published: 01 October 2011
... shaped the complex field of Political Islam, contributing to two distinct but interlinked phenomena. On the one hand, they have managed to lead Islamists and liberal secularists to overcome many of their previous divisions to sustain common battles in the name of democracy and human rights. On the other...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94565–576 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1244901
Published: 01 October 2016
... in Iraq post-Saddam Iraq Majorities and minorities in post-ISIS Iraq Omar Abdel-Razeka and Miriam Puttickb aJournalist and researcher in sociology of religion, London, UK; bResearcher and advocate of human rights, Toronto, Canada ABSTRACT The question of majorities and minorities has dominated...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2008; 14573–588 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550910802391100
Published: 01 October 2008
...Mohammad Khalil al-Mousa In a study which proceeds along the lines of both philosophy and international law and established precedents of various international organizations and conventions, the author deals with the thorny issue of ‘human rights intervention’ and demonstrates that what may be a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13186–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.86
Published: 01 March 2020
... individuals’ rights in the face of any public authority (equal protection under the law, the prohibition of torture, equal access to judiciary mechanisms, habeas corpus, etc.) to equal participation in public affairs and respect for all human rights, and beyond that, to representational democratic rights...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13146–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.46
Published: 01 March 2020
... legitimizing human rights violations and abuses on the pretext of fighting ex-regime elements, through the imposition of lustration and the exclusion of all middle and high-ranking state cadres, on the grounds that they were elements of the former regime. This should have been an early warning that the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 131128–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.128
Published: 01 March 2020
... of justice and international law, respect for the sovereignty and independence of states, and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all as fundamental elements on which treaties are based and pursued. The convention also underscored the importance of adhering to treaty obligations for...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13169–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.69
Published: 01 March 2020
... claim as the expulsion of these groups by the Algerian authorities after independence. This prompted French President François Hollande to express his sympathy with these demands ( Aziz 2016 ). The group’s recourse to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) failed as a result of the...