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Federalism: Necessary Legal Foundation For The Central Middle Eastern States, Issa Al-Aweel Oct 2019

Federalism: Necessary Legal Foundation For The Central Middle Eastern States, Issa Al-Aweel

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The Central Middle East—comprising of Syria, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan—is in need of a legal foundation defined by a constitutional umbrella that governs it as a whole. This is a proposed broad structure of such legal foundation that serves regional legal and economic needs and includes recognition of human rights.

The need for such restructuring is evident from the persistence of regional conflict and instability. Conflict and instability have been constants in the region in general and certainly in the listed five states. The issues include political instability, terrorism, continuous threats of fundamentalism, and pervasive disregard to human life …