Legal Transformation in Northern Africa and South Sudan

Edited by: Thilo Marauhn, Hatem Elliesie

The contributions in this volume are mostly papers presented at the joint conference of the Gesellschaftfur Afrikanisches Recht (African Law Association) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Publicand International Law, held in Heidelberg (Germany) on November 4-5, 2011, and the annual conference of the Arbeitskreis Uberseeische Verfassungsvergleichung in Limburg an der Lahn (Germany) on July 5-7 2012. In 2011, two significant historical events occurred on the African continent; namely, the popular uprisings in North African countries, which have widely become known as the 'Arab Spring,' and the formal independence of South Sudan, Africa's youngest state just founded in July 2014. Both major developments - the upheaval and the referendum for independence - initiated various legal processes in response to the countries' respective political and socio-economic challenges. Despite different evolutionary concepts, the political upheavals in countries like Egypt and Libya are mirrored similarities to South Sudan in how to deal with institution building, constitution making and its process, the role and rule of law in a nation-state, national and international conflict resolution mechanisms, and the involvement of a multitude of actors in the process of legal transformation. Part I of the book deals with selected issues of legal transformation following the 'Arab Spring.' Part II focuses on specific national and international legal aspects of South Sudan after its secession from the former Republic of Sudan. [Subject: International Public Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, Conflict Resolution, Politics]

Publication Date: 8/14/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789462365247

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