July 19, 2019

International law on alert: The Assange case

JDulian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who took refuge for nearly seven years in Ecuador’s Embassy in London, was arrested by British police in April. British […]
June 14, 2019

Repatriating Cultural Assets Smuggled from Mesopotamia and Anatolia

Historical and cultural assets, as the common heritage of mankind, have been of the utmost significance throughout history; therefore, they should be preserved in a very […]
June 9, 2019

Before a Nation Falls, Its Constitution Leads the Way

Today, almost every society is ruled by a written or an unwritten constitution, both of which, in general, reflect the sociological state of the society and […]
May 3, 2019

Historical background to the Pontic genocide allegations

In May 2018, Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Butaris was attacked by ultranationalist Greeks during a flag-lowering ceremony in the commemoration of the so-called “Pontic genocide,” – the […]
May 3, 2019

Laws should be regionally, culturally appropriate

Before World War II, a state’s violation of the fundamental rights and freedoms of its own citizens was seen as a matter of domestic legal order […]
April 19, 2019

The Vienna Treaties and the Khashoggi İnvestigation

The controversies surrounding the Jamal Khashoggi killing have given way to some debates about the credibility and functionality of the Vienna Convention on the Law of […]
April 17, 2019

Is There a Legal Gap in Defining Cultural Value? Let’s Look at Late Historian Sezgin’s Case in Frankfurt

Fuat Sezgin, the world-famous Turkish historian of Islamic science, passed away at the age of 94 last month. Thousands of people, including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, […]
April 15, 2019

Supremacy of Justice or the Hegemony of Power

From the Srebrenica genocide to today’s tragic atrocities in Rwanda and Myanmar, the late 21st century has been littered with inhumane crimes. Not a day has […]
April 11, 2019

A Montesquieu of Arabs or an Ibn Khaldun of Westerners?

Samuel P. Huntington’s famous thesis entitled “The Clash of Civilizations” published in Foreign Affairs magazine in 1993 attracted a great deal of attention – as in […]
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