Judicial Institutions, the Legitimacy of Islamic State Law and Democratic Transition in Egypt: Can a Shift Toward Common Law Model of Adjudication Improve the Prospects of a Successful Democratic Transition?

@article{Fadel2013JudicialIT,
  title={Judicial Institutions, the Legitimacy of Islamic State Law and Democratic Transition in Egypt: Can a Shift Toward Common Law Model of Adjudication Improve the Prospects of a Successful Democratic Transition?},
  author={Mohammad H. Fadel},
  journal={International Journal of Constitutional Law},
  year={2013},
  volume={11},
  pages={646-665}
}
  • M. Fadel
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • Law, History
  • International Journal of Constitutional Law
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