Intervention in support of democratization processes? questions arising from the 2011 military intervention in Libya / Thilo Marauhn Egypt's Constitution-making process : a bumpy Road / Katrin Seidel & Naseef Naeem Transitional justice in Egypt : legal insights and political prospects / Hatem Elliesie Judicial reform in Morocco : Arab Spring or winter of discontent? / Carolyn A. Dubay Arab Spring : the challenge of restructuring an economy under the rule of law / Achim-Rüdiger Börner Constitutional development in South Sudan / Katharina Diehl & Daniel Gruss Conflict management in the constitution of South Sudan (2011) / Ingo Henneberg & Friedrich Plank The Abyei dispute between Sudan and South Sudan The role of arbitration in peace and secession processes / Cindy Daase Potential causes and consequences of South Sudan becoming a 'failed state' : political and legal transformation from a liberation movement to a democratic government / Mehari Taddele Maru.
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 of last year. 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.
Conference papers from the joint conference of the Gesellschaft für afrikanisches Recht and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law held in Heidelberg, Germany on November 4-5, 2011; and the annual conference of the Arbeitskreis Überseeische Verfassungsvergleichung in Limburg an der Lahn, Germany on July 5-7, 2012.
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