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Enhancing The Parliament Capacity To Hold Government Accountable In Kurdistan Region, Zardasht Khalid Mohammed Jul 2015

Enhancing The Parliament Capacity To Hold Government Accountable In Kurdistan Region, Zardasht Khalid Mohammed

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The current structures and draft structures grant the party leaders and the Executive undue power over the Parliament in two ways. First, by virtue of constitutional design, the Executive and the party leader’s hegemony reduce the Parliament’s capacity to act as a check on the Executive. Second, there are contextual factors correlated with political will in using available accountability mechanisms which locate beyond the design factors and they have nexus with effectiveness of the Parliament. In the other words, the contextual factor such as electoral system, party discipline, and party formations impact on the will of the parliament ...


The Visible Effects Of An Invisible Constitution: The Contested State Of Transdniestria's Search For Recognition Through International Negotiations, Nadejda Mazur Jul 2014

The Visible Effects Of An Invisible Constitution: The Contested State Of Transdniestria's Search For Recognition Through International Negotiations, Nadejda Mazur

Theses and Dissertations

Most scholars agree that modern states share several defining characteristics: a population, territory, government, and the capacity to enter into international relations. More recently, this list has expanded to include the criteria of democracy, the rule of law, and the protection of human rights. These traditional and contemporary criteria for statehood are likewise essential for settling the status of de facto states, entities that seek international recognition yet are rebuffed by the world community.

By examining the criteria for international recognition from the perspective of constitutional law, this dissertation reveals the existing but overlooked relationship between the recognition process and ...


Civil Liberty Comparative Study Between The United States And France, Gustave A. Lele Apr 2010

Civil Liberty Comparative Study Between The United States And France, Gustave A. Lele

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This presentation will present and analyze the French and the United States' system of "freedom and civil rights." This presentation will outline the history of each country's legal system, and their constitutions. It will define the differences between the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch of each country. It will compare each country's ideology, philosophy and ways of thinking due to the history of their own democracy. The presentation will analyze and compare each country's civil liberties, court systems, and counter-terrorism laws recently enacted. It will make an in-depth analysis of the way each country "negotiates ...


The Major Influences Of The U.S. Constitutional Law Doctrines On The Interpretation And Application Of The Constitution Of The Republic Of Korea : Critical Analysis On The Current Constitutional Court's Decisions And Thoughts Of The Necessity Of Amendment Of The Current Constitution Of The Republic Of Korea, Hanjoo Lee Apr 2007

The Major Influences Of The U.S. Constitutional Law Doctrines On The Interpretation And Application Of The Constitution Of The Republic Of Korea : Critical Analysis On The Current Constitutional Court's Decisions And Thoughts Of The Necessity Of Amendment Of The Current Constitution Of The Republic Of Korea, Hanjoo Lee

Theses and Dissertations

Since the end of World War II, the United States has affected constitutionalism in many countries of Asia. The United States occupied the Philippines (1898-1946, except 1943-1945), Japan (1945-1952), and South Korea (1945-1948) and encouraged democratic revolution there, with different polices and results. The U.S.A. Military Government in Korea ("USAMGIK") directly governed southern part of Korean Peninsula from its liberation in 1945 until the establishment of the Constitution of the Republic of Korea with declaration of beginning of independence in 1948. Although Americans did not participate in drafting the Constitution, USAMGIK gave its essential backing to the autonomy ...


Transitional Authority In Iraq : Legitimacy, Governance And Potential Contribution To The Progressive Development Of International Law, Zakia Afrin Jan 2007

Transitional Authority In Iraq : Legitimacy, Governance And Potential Contribution To The Progressive Development Of International Law, Zakia Afrin

Theses and Dissertations

This work is intended to accomplish a number of objectives, including, among others: 1. An analyses, syntheses and examination in depth of all the international instruments relating the to formation of a Transitional Authority, the extent of its authority and the ecologies of effective authority. 2. A description of the foundation, legality and procedures undertaken by the Iraqi Transitional Authority; provision of a critical analysis of the same. 3. A suggestion of ways and means of implementation, compliance and enforcement of existing international norms related to Transitional Authorities and recommend modes of developing the jurisprudence in this area of law.