By Lucie Olejnikova
GlobaLex May/June 2020 Issue features eight articles; six updates: Trading Systems in the Asian-Pacific Region, Luxembourg, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Qatar, and Somaliland; and two new articles: Guyana and an introduction to Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Webmasters and content managers, please update your pages. We thank all our wonderful authors, new and established, for their excellent contributions!
UPDATE: Researching the Trading Systems in the Asian-Pacific Region – APEC, ASEAN, TPP, CPTPP, RCEP and their Members by Evelyn Ma at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/APEC_ASEAN1.html.
Evelyn Ma is Reference Librarian in Foreign and International law and Lecturer in Legal Research at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School.
Guyana Law and Legal Research by Errol A. Adams at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Guyana.html
Errol A. Adams received his primary and secondary education in Guyana. He has a B.A. in Judicial Studies from John Jay College of Criminal Justice – a senior college of The City University of New York; a J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and a M.L.S. from St. John’s University. He is the Reference and Scholarly Services Librarian at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.
UPDATE: The Jamaican Legal System and Legal Research by Jeanne Slowe and Claudette Solomon at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Jamaica1.html.
Jeanne Slowe , MSLIS (Pratt), LL.B (Lond), B.A. (UWI) is presently Law Librarian at the University of the Bahamas, Nassau, The Bahamas. She has worked as Assistant Librarian at the Norman Manley Law School, Mona Campus, Kingston Jamaica; Law Librarian at the Faculty of Law, Mona Campus, Jamaica; Law Librarian at the Eugene Dupuch Law School, Nassau, the Bahamas. Her areas of interest include information literacy, legal research methods and law librarianship. She is a member of the Library and information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA); The Caribbean Association of Law Libraries (CARALL) and the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
Claudette Solomon is a law librarian who has a law degree and graduate training in librarianship with emphasis on law librarianship. She went to live in the United Kingdom in 1979 and came home in 2010 to Jamaica where she now resides. She has worked as a law librarian with law firms in Jamaica and the United Kingdom. She has also independently taught students, practitioners and academics how to use law libraries and how to do effective legal research using print and ICT media here and in the United Kingdom. She has worked in public, academic and special libraries (legal and accounting ones) in Jamaica and the United Kingdom. She was formerly employed as a consultant law librarian in the Mona Faculty of Law Library, University of the West Indies, Mona. Claudette currently teaches a Legal Research Course to graduate students in the Department of Library Studies on the University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica Campus and she is a Senior Adjunct Tutor in the Mona Law Faculty.is a Member of the Caribbean Association of Law Librarians: CARALL, of The Jamaican Association of Law Librarians: LINAJ an offshoot of CARALL, of The Jamaica Library Association: LIAJA.
UPDATE: The Legal System and Legal Research in Luxembourg by Laurence Raphael and Nicolas Henckes at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Luxembourg1.html.
After starting her career as a legal adviser at the Publications Office of the European Union in Luxembourg, Laurence Raphael joined Legitech as the Legal Manager in 2006 until becoming its C.E.O in 2013. She is now Head of Legal Affairs at the Luxembourg Trade Confederation (Confédération luxembourgeoise du commerce), an employers’ organization. Laurence holds a graduate degree (D.E.A.) in Public and International law. Special thanks to Nicolas Henckes, former C.E.O. at Legitech, now Director of the Luxembourg Trade Confederation for his collaboration on the previous version of this article.
After starting his career as an M&A attorney with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Paris, Nicolas Henckes returned to Luxembourg where he became the Personal assistant to the Governor of the Luxembourg Central Bank. From 2005 on, he managed the Association momentanée Imprimerie Centrale regarding the public market of the Luxembourg Official Journal (Mémorial). On this basis, he created Legitech in early 2006 for the same shareholders. Starting in 2013, he became the Secretary General of the Union des Entreprises Luxembourgeoises – UEL (National Employers’ Organization). Nicolas graduated from HEC Paris, before obtaining a graduate degree (D.E.S.S.) in Business Law from the University Paris XI Law School. He also obtained the CEMS MIM awarded by the European leading business schools. Special thanks to Félix Mgbekonye, lawyer at Legitech for his collaboration on the first version of this article.
UPDATE: Legal Research in Nicaragua by Rodrigo Tabada Rodríguez and Ana Carolina Alvarez Gil at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Nicaragua1.html.
Rodrigo Taboada Rodríguez is a Nicaraguan Lawyer who holds a law degree from the Universidad Católica de Chile. He also obtained an LL.M. degree from New York University (NYU). Currently he is a partner at Consortium Legal in Managua, Nicaragua .
Ana Carolina Alvarez is a Nicaraguan lawyer who holds a law degree from the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA). She obtained an L.L.M from INIDEM Business Law School in 2017 She currently works as a corporate and finance attorney at Consortium Legal in Managua, Nicaragua.
An Introduction to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation by Shaher Awawdeh at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/OIC.html
Shaher Awawdeh holds a Ph.D. in Middle East politics from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. He is the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Deputy Permanent Observer to the United Nations since 2014. Prior to assuming his post in New York, he served as the Head of Palestine Department at the OIC’s Headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where he handled the file of the Arab-Israeli conflict since 2001. He is a member of Board of Directors of the Institute for Middle East Studies-Canada, which he co-founded in 2011. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Know Thy Heritage.
UPDATE: Qatar’s Legal System Governance and Business by Dr. Ahmed Aly Khedr at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Qatar1.html.
Dr. Khedr is a faculty member and Adviser of Corporate Affairs. He holds LLB, BA of Police Science, LLM in International Commerce and PhD Highest Class with honor in Commercial Law major in Corporate Law and Corporate Governance from Ain Shams University. He holds Professional Education in Business Management, Corporate Restructuring, Mergers & and Acquisitions from Harvard University, professional (TOT) in Corporate Governance from (IFC) World Bank Group. In addition, he has many professional Courses and certifications relevant to Mediation, Compliance, AML/CFT, Development & Management, Computer and Information Security and Management of safety. Dr. Khedr has more 15 years’ experience in as practitioner, Lecturer and Adviser of Law and Corporate Affairs. He has published research and books on these topics in periodicals and scientific journals. He has provided consulting in Corporate Affairs to many firms, several multinational and local companies in MENA and USA. Ahmed has an experience in the MENA especially Egypt and the Gulf countries. The ABCCG (Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry) chose him for designing the first “Corporate Governance Program for Lawyers & Corporate Advisory” in UAE and Arab Region.
UPDATE: Researching the Somaliland Legal System by Prof. Mohamoud Hussein Farah at https://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/Somaliland1.html.
Prof. Mohamoud Hussein Farah is a senior attorney, a member of Somaliland Lawyers Association, and has been the Dean at the College of Law and Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Hargeisa, Somalia, where he has been lecturing in Environmental Law and Natural Resource, Labour Law, Introduction to Law and Legal Systems, Maritime Law and Conflict of Laws since 2004. Prof. Farah served as the Vice Chairperson of Law Reform Commission (2009-2017) with long experience of work in the field of legal and law review and reforms through legal education and research of justice system. He has actively promoted human rights advocacy, has been engaged in judiciary institutions reform, and has been associated with other Universities including for example Mekelle School of Law in Ethiopia, Pretoria University, University of Cape Town in South Africa, and Djibouti University. He graduated from International University of Africa, Khartoum and holds an LL.B Degree in Law, PGD in Law and Economics from Sudan Academic Universities, LLM and M.A. in Security, Peace and Governance from University for Peace, an UN mandated institution. Prof. Farah with the assistance from Professor Gaskins is the founder of Somaliland Legal Clinic at the University of Hargeisa.
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