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Middle East and Muslim World

  • Compilation of Arab Constitutions and a Comparative Study of International Human Rights Standards (Arabic)
    This book contains the full text of each of the twenty-two Arab constitutions, as well as a comparative study by Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni that highlights basic due process protections within regional criminal procedures as analyzed in relation to international, regional, and general constitutional standards. The majority of Arab constitutions include extensive guarantees for civil rights and public freedoms, illustrative examples of which are the prohibition on discrimation, equality before the law, sanctity of the house and personal correspondence, as well as rights to privacy, freedom of opinion, expression, thought, conscience, and religion. This book also includes a series of guiding principles regarding the basic rights defined by international human rights instruments. 836 pp. 2005, International Human Rights Law Institute.
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  • Compilation of Legislative Laws and Regulations of Select Arab Legal Systems (Arabic)
    This publication contains a selection of Arab legislation and regulations on legislative organization. It illustrates how Arab states during the second half of the twentieth century have sought to unify the general framework of their respective legislative processes, particularly through multilateral cooperation within the League of Arab States. 308 pp. 2005, International Human Rights Law Institute.
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  • Public Freedoms and Democracy (Arabic)
    Through this book, IHRLI attempts to define the rights and freedoms necessary to ensure a democratic system of government. Articles begin with a study by Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni on the basic principles of democracy and continue with commentary by Dr. Abd El-aziz Salman, Moataz Abo El-ezz, and Nefert Shihab on "Human Rights and Public Freedoms in Arab Constitutions, Jurisprudence, Doctrine and the Islamic Shari'a." The final piece, by legal researcher Mohammed Helal, is a discussion on the relation between public freedoms and democracy, as well as a comparative study of Arab constitutional provisions and international human rights standards. 308 pp. 2005, International Human Rights Law Institute.
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  • The International Criminal Court: Introduction to the Study of the Rome Statute Provisions and Its Domestic Implementation (Arabic)
    This book recounts the history of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court since its adoption on 17 July 1998 by the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court. It reviews the status of states with regard to ratification, acceptance, approval, and accession and examines the opposing policy of the United States to the establishment of an International Criminal Court and the various bilateral agreements that the US launched against the Court. This book includes a model law and a manual for implementation of the Rome Statue for states within the system of the Arab League.
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  • International Instruments for Human Rights - Volume 1 and II (in Arabic)
    This two-volume set provides scholars with a complete collection of the major international human rights instruments in Arabic, including 132 United Nations documents. Many of these texts were previously unavailable in Arabic. These books were published by Dar Al-Shorok in Cairo, the largest publisher in the Arab world. Volume I, 1056 pp. Volume II, 534 pp. 2003, Dar Al-Shorok.
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  • Legal Terminology Glossary (Arabic)
    This glossary provides legal scholars with hundreds of accurate Arabic-to-English and English-to-Arabic translations of legal terms. It contains special sections on CMA terminology and Types of Cases. It also includes a Computer and Training Glossary that compliments IHRLI’s recent work introducing state-of-the-art technology at Iraqi Law Schools. The glossary was developed by IHRLI as part of the Raising the Bar: Legal Education Reform in Iraq project.
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  • Documents on the Arab-Israeli Conflict - Volumes I and II
    This publication contains a collection of the most significant documents (595) that grew out of the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1897 to 2004 (including 64 texts on Jerusalem from 636 CE to 2004). The documents consist of United Nations reports and resolutions, international treaties, other agreements, and government and inter-governmental documents, as well as letters and memoranda from heads of state. The two volumes are organized according to the conflict's major topic areas, with introductory notes for each chapter and section, as well as a summary of each document. Volume 1 covers the end of Turkish Ottoman rule in the region, the British occupation of Palestine, the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, the establishment of the State of Israel, the five major Arab-Israeli wars, the Arab-Israeli peace process, efforts to establish Middle East regional security, and legal regimes designed to protect Jerusalem and the Holy Sites. Volume 2 focuses on the Palestinians' move toward statehood, the consequences of the Israeli military occupation, and the Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives presented thus far by governments and others. Also included are relevant maps and historic photographs. M. Cherif Bassiouni, Ed. 2494 pp. 2005, Transnational Publishers, Inc. Hardcover only.
  • Protecting Jerusalem's Holy Sites: A Strategy for Negotiating a Sacred Peace
    The holy sites in Jerusalem exist as objects of international veneration and sites of nationalist contest. They stand at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, yet surprisingly, the many efforts to promote peace, mostly by those outside the Middle East, have ignored the problem. This book seeks to address this omission by focusing upon proposals of development of a legal regime to protect the holy sites separable from the final peace negotiations to not only protect the holy sites but promote peace by removing these particularly volatile icons from the field of conflict. Peace and the protection of the holy sites cannot occur without the consent and cooperation of those on the ground. This book supports local involvement by developing a comprehensive plan for how to negotiate: outlining the relevant history, highlighting issues of import, and identifying effective strategies for promoting negotiation. David E. Guinn. 223 pp. 2006, Cambridge University Press. Hardcover only.