GlobaLex September/October 2020 Issue is Live

By Lucie Olejnikova

GlobaLex September/October 2020 Issue is live and features nine articles; a new one on Comoros and eight updates: Georgia, India, Maldives, Mali, Norway, Restorative Justice Practices in Africa, Shari’ah Law in South East Asian Region, and Researching United Nations Documents. Webmasters and content managers, please update your pages. We thank all our wonderful authors, new and established, for their excellent contributions!

Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the Islands of Comoros by Michael Gyan Nyarko at

Michael Gyan Nyarko is a Ghanaian lawyer with a decade of experience working on several legal and multidisciplinary projects across Africa and beyond. He currently works as Manager in the Litigation & Implementation at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

UPDATE: Georgian Legal Research by Giorgi Meladze at

Giorgi Meladze is the Associate Professor at Ilia State University, Director of the Center for Constitutional Research affiliated with Ilia State University, Georgia. Giorgi Meladze has worked with local and international governmental and non-governmental organizations. In Georgia he participated in Parliamentary and Government working groups working on Constitutional law, Criminal Law, and Fundamental Human Rights. In 2002-2003 he was awarded the Open Society Foundation Fellowship and spent a year at Columbia University School of Law as Visiting Scholar. Meladze has received research grants and publishes and translates legal literature on issues of Freedom of Religion, Jury Reform and Constitutional Law.

UPDATE: Guide to Indian Laws by Ramakrishnan Viraraghavan at

Ramakrishnan Viraraghavan is a dual qualified lawyer, Senior Advocate in India and Barrister in England and Wales, with a standing of 35 years at the Bar. He practices in Chennai (formerly Madras), New Delhi and in London with 33 Bedford Row. He holds a BCom (University of Madras), LLB (University of Bangalore), LLM (International Commercial Law and Practice, University of Edinburgh), Diploma in ADR (NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad), Diploma in International Arbitration (CIArb, London), and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has authored ‘Madras High Court Letters Patent, Appellate & Original Side Rules’ (LexisNexis, 2015) and ‘Guide to Memorandum, Articles and Incorporation of Companies’ (LexisNexis, 2015). He has contributed articles in many law journals.

UPDATE: Legal System and Research of Maldives by Mariyam Sahula, Areef Ahmed Naseer and Md. Ershadul Karim at

Mariyam Sahula is a lawyer and served as an Assistant Public Prosecutor in Maldives. She obtained LLB (Hons.) from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), LLM from University of Malaysia (UM) and is currently pursuing Ph.D. at UM, Malaysia.

Areef Ahmed Naseer is a lawyer, was a Senior Legal Counsel in a Law Firm and served as a Member of the Employment Tribunal of Maldives. He obtained LLB (Hons.)  from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), MSc from Global University of Islamic Finance (INCEIF), and is currently pursuing Ph.D. at INCEIF, Malaysia.

Dr. Md. Ershadul Karim is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and a non-practicing lawyer enrolled with Bangladesh Supreme Court.

UPDATE: Legal Research in Mali by Servaas Feiertag at

Servaas Feiertag is an independent consultant and international expert at Servaas Feiertag Consultancy working on Rule of Law promotion, justice reform, good governance, integrity and anti-corruption mechanisms and organizational development at state, institutional, and grassroots level as a technical expert, lead researcher, team leader senior evaluator, expert on program identification and design, and trainer in Sub Sahara Africa, MENA region and Eastern Europe.

UPDATE: Legal Research in Norway by Rebecca J. Five Bergstrøm at

Rebecca J. Five Bergstrøm is an academic librarian at the Law Library of the University of Oslo. She has a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Oslo. She is a subject specialist at the library and part of the Teaching and Research Services Team. Rebecca teaches extensively courses in legal research methods and international legal research methods. She is especially interested in legal technology and programming. She is a board member of International Association of Law Libraries. She is also a published author.

UPDATE: A Comparative Analysis of Restorative Justice Practices in Africa by Julena Jumbe Gabagambi at

Julena Jumbe Gabagambi is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Iringa, Tanzania. She holds a diploma in Law, Bachelor of Laws and an L.L.M. in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice from Mzumbe University, Tumaini University Iringa University College and the University of Birmingham (UK) respectively. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Open University of Tanzania focusing her research on the issues of restorative justice. She has worked as a Legal Officer with the National Environment Management Council and the National Organization for Legal Assistance. In addition, she has worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as a Repatriation Assistant. She teaches Criminal Law and Procedure, Transnational Criminal Law, Family Law, Law for Community Development, Child Law, and National Protection of Human Rights in Tanzania.

UPDATE: An Introduction to Sharīʿah Law in South East Asian (ASEAN) – Business and Religion by Jeong Chun Phuoc at

Jeong Chun Phuoc holds a Master of Laws (“LLM”) degree from the National University of Singapore, Singapore and Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) (“LLB”) from IIUM University Malaysia. He focused on comparative Sharīʿah and Civil law studies. He is actively advocating “Big Compliance and Big Law” as part of his wider “Lawnomics” framework for a better business world with relationship to Sharīʿah Impact Factor on business. Among his pioneering scholarship was the publication of his books including Personal Data Protection: Cases and Commentary (CLJ publication); Revenue Law in Singapore and Malaysia (3d ed. LexisNexis); Whistleblower Protection Law: Cases and Commentary (Lexis Nexis); Patent Law in Malaysia (2d ed. Sweet & Maxwell); Environmental Law and its revision under Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia/HLM (Lexis Nexis). All his publications include a comparative analysis on Sharīʿah compliance and regulatory dimension.

UPDATE: Researching the United Nations Documents by Janet Kearney and Lucie Olejnikova at

Janet Kearney is the Foreign & International Law Librarian at the Maloney Library, Fordham University School of Law. She teaches advanced legal research in foreign and international law and serves as liaison to an active faculty and international law journal. A member of the Louisiana bar, she has a J.D. with a Certificate in Civil Law from Tulane Law School and received her M.L.I.S. degree and B.A. in International Relations from Louisiana State University.

Lucie Olejnikova is the Head of Foreign and International Law at the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School. She is also the Editor of Globalex. At Yale, she teaches Research Methods in Foreign and International Law course. She holds a J.D. with a Certificate in International Law and an M.L.S. degree.

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