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

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Eleni Polymenopoulou

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Javaid Rehman

Brunel University London

Date Written: December 1, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Polymenopoulou, Eleni and Rehman, Javaid, Justice after Democracy in the Arab World: Islamic Law Perspectives on Accountability (December 1, 2012). (2012) 55 German Yearbook of International Law 53-86, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2276744

Eleni Polymenopoulou (Contact Author)

Hamad Bin Khalifa University ( email )

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Doha
Qatar

Javaid Rehman

Brunel University London ( email )

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Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
United Kingdom

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