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The Current Reality of Post-Arab Spring Constitutional Reforms in Morocco and Tunisia, Vol. 56.2

During the 2010-2011 political uprisings in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”), dubbed the “Arab Spring,” protestors championed constitutional reforms as a way of transforming their autocratic regimes into more democratic systems. In reality, though, there was a large gulf between the aspirations of these reforms and what they were actually able…

Dec 29 2023

Some Questions About Ukrainian “Way to NATO” Constitutionality: Some Legal Aspects Which May Become the Stumbling Blocks for Ukrainian Future NATO Membership, Vol. 56.2

Introduction  Following the recent official survey, almost 90% of Ukrainians want Ukraine to become a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (“NATO”) member, which is logical given Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022. The paradox, however, is that such a way is blocked primarily because of the Russian invasion. Putin reasoned that by invading, he could halt the…

Dec 29 2023

Nuclear Proliferation Resistant Means: Analysing NPT, Vol. 56.2

Nuclear proliferation is a serious global security threat as it results in states that otherwise would have no or little means of pursuing a nuclear program to pursue the same. Today, as nuclear weapons technologies and know-how are readily available from states across the globe, pursuing a nuclear program has become relatively easier.   Legal mechanisms like…

Dec 29 2023

Moral Damages Due to Loss of Reputation in Investment Arbitration: A Search for A Common Standard, Vol. 56.2

The concept of moral damages has been judicially observed in the field of international investment arbitration. Firstly introduced in the Lusitania Cases, moral damages can be referred to the form of damages to repair for an injury resulting out of a non-material harm, i.e., harm which is not pecuniary in nature. Moral Damages can be…

Dec 29 2023

Navigating the Connection Between Migration Policies and International Trade: Insights from the Arab Region, Vol. 56.2

Introduction  While widely explored, the link between international trade and migration remains debatable. Migration patterns often vary with political and economic environment. An argument could be made that trade policies are now being shaped in response to migration challenges. For instance, trade liberalization may decrease migration by opening developed countries’ markets to exports from developing…

Dec 29 2023

Cyber-threats in the Mediterranean Region: The Challenges of Global Digitalization, Vol. 56.2

Introduction  This article enquires whether international relations can be used as a conceptual framework to delineate international and European legal responses that can address the geo-political tensions that have been translated into cyber-threats in the Mediterranean region. It argues that international relations—and in particular the multi-stakeholder model—can offer the appropriate conceptual framework within which the…

Dec 29 2023

Countering An Illegal Expropriation to the Sound of the Gavel: GM vs Venezuela?, Vol. 56.2

This article illustrates how bilateral investment treaties (BITs) help foreign investors to protect their undertakings against expropriations by the host state.  By taking a real life example, the article will briefly discuss the 2017 expropriation of General Motors’ assembly plant in Venezuela.  Following that, it will show how GM may avail itself of international rights…

Dec 29 2023

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Mar 25 2022

The Current Reality of Post-Arab Spring Constitutional Reforms in Morocco and Tunisia, Vol. 56.2

Olivia Rosenzweig

During the 2010-2011 political uprisings in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”), dubbed the “Arab Spring,” protestors championed constitutional reforms as a way of transforming their autocratic regimes into more democratic systems. In reality, though, there was a large gulf between the aspirations of these reforms and what they were actually able…

Dec 2023

Some Questions About Ukrainian “Way to NATO” Constitutionality: Some Legal Aspects Which May Become the Stumbling Blocks for Ukrainian Future NATO Membership, Vol. 56.2

Sergiy Panasyuk

Introduction  Following the recent official survey, almost 90% of Ukrainians want Ukraine to become a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (“NATO”) member, which is logical given Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022. The paradox, however, is that such a way is blocked primarily because of the Russian invasion. Putin reasoned that by invading, he could halt the…

Dec 2023

Nuclear Proliferation Resistant Means: Analysing NPT, Vol. 56.2

Debalina Ghoshal

Nuclear proliferation is a serious global security threat as it results in states that otherwise would have no or little means of pursuing a nuclear program to pursue the same. Today, as nuclear weapons technologies and know-how are readily available from states across the globe, pursuing a nuclear program has become relatively easier.   Legal mechanisms like…

Dec 2023