This book explores a number of critical issues brought to the forefront of the international community as a result of the uprisings which began in the Middle East and North Africa in early 2011. Particularly prominent among these are issues concerning the right to democracy within international law, self-determination, recognition of newly installed governments, the use of force for humanitarian purposes, protection of human rights, and the prosecution of international crimes. This important volume brings together a multitude of fresh voices and, as events in the Arab world continue to unfold, is certain to make a valuable contribution to a meaningful understanding of the "Arab spring" from a constitutional and international law perspective.
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