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John Balouziyeh
Humanitarian Crisis in Syria: International Law, Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect

by John M. B. Balouziyeh 1 Introduction The Syrian Civil War has triggered a humanitarian crisis of biblical proportions. At the time of this writing, 4.3 million Syrians had registered with UNHCR and at least 7.6 million more had been internally...

Ibrahim Fares
Islamic Banking Industry: Concept, Transactions and Supervision

The Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC) Experience Glossary of Arabic Terms Sharia: Islamic Law rules and provisions. Fatwa : A legal opinion or pronouncement made by a Sharia board, or an Islamic scholar on any matter pertinent to sharia...

Norton Rose Fulbright
Day-After-Safe Harbor Action Plan

by Boris Segalis , Marcus Evans and Jay Modrall As we have written extensively, the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ’s) ruling in the Schrems case on October 6, 2015 may effectively invalidate the US-EU Safe Harbor framework. While we believe...

Jon Ruiss
Tax Inversions and the Middle Market

By now, most of us have heard that Burger King has bought Tim Hortons. However, most of us do not know the reason. Corporate synergies, perhaps? Well, what if I told you that Burger King has the opportunity to substantially decrease its tax liability...

John Balouziyeh & Jonathan G Burns
John Balouziyeh and Jonathan G. Burns on Just War Theory: The Perspectives of Christianity, Islam and Modern International Law Compared

by John Balouziyeh and Jonathan G. Burns Cultures have explored political, philosophical and religious grounds of just war and the legality of use of force. International law distinguishes between jus ad bellum, laws that regulate recourse to the use...

John Balouziyeh
BOOK REVIEW: "A Brilliant, Much-Needed Resource" - Raj Bhala’s Understanding Islamic Law (Shari‘a) By John Balouziyeh

Raj Bhala’s Understanding Islamic Law (Shari‘a) (LexisNexis, Understanding Series 2012) A Brilliant, Much-Needed Resource By John Balouziyeh Professor Raj Bhala’s Understanding Islamic Law ( Shari‘a ) (LexisNexis, Understanding...