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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 65–82.
Published: 03 September 2019
... of power, the separation of powers, the rule of law, and the independence of the judiciary. All these contradictions on which the Mauritanian national state was built made it volatile, vulnerable, and prone to erupt at any given time. The gap between the state and society only deepened, with...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2017) 10 (1): 93–117.
Published: 01 January 2017
... the ‘deep state’, i.e., the entrenched power holders from Mubarak’s time, especially in the military, the police and the judiciary; and (2) to the extent that secularization was at stake, in some important aspects Islamists turned out to be, if anything, more secularizing than their secularist...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (3): 379–397.
Published: 01 July 2015
... encroachment of the military and the judiciary. Despite the FJP's efforts, sustained interference by non-elected institutions brought Egypt's democratic experiment to a premature end. This course of events confirms that an Islamist movement is capable of fully committing to politics, but also indicates that...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (3): 25–50.
Published: 28 August 2020
.... Arab countries can enact policies that reduce corruption. In the MENA region, election integrity is the weakest area of anticorruption activities. High-level public officials in the region often lack the political will to deal with corruption since there is no strong and neutral judiciary...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 146–156.
Published: 16 June 2020
... hand, and its contractual relationship with the people, on the other. Hence, the book elaborates on corruption in legislation and its role in obstructing the rule of law, as well as on corruption in the judiciary and its role in undermining justice, which is the basis of impartial judgment. It also...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (2): 121–137.
Published: 16 June 2020
... judiciary) seem to confirm the persistence of inherent drives towards forms of authoritarian leadership, choking the regular exercise of human rights. However, at the same time, the 2019 popular protests, demanding constitutional change, in Algeria (causing the resignation of Abdelaziz Buteflika), in Sudan...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2013) 6 (3): 404–421.
Published: 01 July 2013
... the army and judiciary, the Muslim Brotherhood, and liberals – to collaborate and avoid posing religion and the state as two opposing entities. Having to deal with the Shari'a as the source or reference for legislation need not be a polarizing issue as religion is being dealt with as ‘the dominant...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 46–68.
Published: 01 March 2020
... judiciary is reactivated. However, there remain, of course, radical elements who speak the same Gaddafi revolutionary rhetoric, rejecting the uprising as an imperialist and reactionary design and expressing a hope for its demise and the return of their Jamahiriya, while refusing to engage in any political...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2020) 13 (1): 86–104.
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 (2019) 12 (4): 165–172.
Published: 01 December 2019
... domestic legislation, the international judiciary is too incomplete to be binding in the same way as are the decisions of national courts. On the other hand, many researchers and those interested in international law confirm the mandatory rules of international law, pointing to the common rules...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2012) 5 (1): 107–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the average Iraqi population in many instances. The vicious cycle is further perpetuated also through a corrupt judiciary that militates against any sort of meaningful transparency or oversight. Corruption, and that of the powerful elites in particular, has not only squandered genuine development...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 17–36.
Published: 01 December 2019
... sweeping institutional reform conferring true independence on the judiciary and paving the way for penal prosecutions. They wagered that a truth commission would stir civil society to act and reconfigure the political environment, suddenly making previously unimaginable activities possible. Their arguments...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (4): 61–82.
Published: 01 December 2019
... characterized by nervousness, where the complexity of family and tribal affiliation and the inhabitants of the diaspora make it a difficult hotbed of issues. 4. Among the notable developments in the Family Code are: the prevention of polygamy, with some justified exceptions before the judiciary, and...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 83–98.
Published: 03 September 2019
... system (legislative, executive, and judiciary) and the vertical (the religious and political fields). 15 This is a fundamental characteristic of the most significant novelty of the 2011 Constitution, which is to consider the system of government in Morocco as a constitutional monarchy. 16 This...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (3): 41–64.
Published: 03 September 2019
... this exercise and were also subjected to degrading treatment ( Masri 2017 , 30–31; Aleya-Sghaier 2014 , 33). 6 The police, in particular, and other institutions, in general, were exclusively serving the interests of Bin Ali. A fine example in this regard would be the judiciary that Bin Ali...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 81–104.
Published: 02 June 2019
... (.005) Trust in the judiciary and legal system .29*** (.08) .30*** (.08) .29*** (.08) Violation of human rights –.30 * (.13) –.28 * (.13) –.29 * (.13) Employment status .18 (.18) Education level –.06 (.60) Gender 02 (.17) Constant .66 (.44) .52 (.65...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (2): 171–182.
Published: 02 June 2019
... institutions, not to mention the need for a functioning system of separating the authorities and the need to activate sanctions in Iraqi laws. In this respect, the team pointed to the political interference in the judiciary, and the weakness of legal culture. Economic: as an oil-exporting rentier state...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in any analysis. This was not only perceived by the Lebanese as a 2016 report from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) reveals: “There are high levels of perceived corruption within the Internal Security Forces (ISF) and the Judiciary. [. . .] There appears to be only limited...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2019) 12 (1): 91–106.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and terrorism, by the Ben Ali regime against political dissidents ( CRLHDT-ALTT 2008 ). The law improved the 2003 text, as the words “reparation damages to victims” and “an exception to extradition or deportation” ( HRW 2015 ), appeared, together with the requirement that the judiciary exercise...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs (2018) 11 (3): 25–46.
Published: 03 September 2018
... Islamists in order to counterbalance the military and “deep state” institutions (i.e., Ministry of Interior, the judiciary, and the state bureaucracy). In order to please these new allies, the Brotherhood’s hand was forced to offer ideological and political concessions that negatively affected its image in...