Justice after Democracy in the Arab World: Islamic Law Perspectives on Accountability
(2012) 55 German Yearbook of International Law 53-86
Posted: 23 Jan 2014
Date Written: December 1, 2012
The present paper examines the issue of accountability for Muslim Heads of State in the context of the Arab Revolutions. It reviews the efforts that have already been undertaken to hold leaders responsible and suggests that the Arab Uprising has represented a unique opportunity to establish democracy and end the culture of impunity in the Arab world.
Keywords: Justice, Democracy, Islamic Law, Sharia, Rule of Law, Heads of States immunities, Accountability, Arab Spring, Arab Revolutions, Right to Resist Oppression
JEL Classification: K33
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