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FACULTY OF LAW & POLITICAL SCIENCE

FACULTY OF LAW & POLITICAL SCIENCE

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  • Antoun, Elie (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022)
    The Venezuelan crisis was filling the headlines during 2019, and took the world’s attention. The country that once was the wealthiest in Latin America suffers the worst economic crisis of a country that is not experiencing war since the 20th century. Diseases, collapse of institutions, destitution, and repression have led millions to flee the country to neighboring states. Venezuela, that sits on the largest oil reserves in the world, has the phenomenon called “the resource curse”, where the government is spending all the money coming from oil without injecting any back into the economy. The ...
  • Mallah, Amani N. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2015)
    This thesis was conducted to examine the impact of the evolution of FATCA on Lebanon. This study discusses the evolution of the U.S tax system, and its attempt to combat U.S tax evasion beginning with the Qualified Intermediary Program and ending with the U.S Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Moreover, it entails the evolution of the FATCA regulations and analyzes this evolution with all the modification of these regulations. A detailed timeline of the evolution of the FATCA status as well as the projected timeline are highlighted. Interviews with four head of legal compliance officers ...
  • Hindi, Betty Elias (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2007-02)
  • Khattar, Raymond (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2007)
  • Sfeir, Youssef T. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008-09)
    The writing of this thesis meets the obvious need for a general work on the law of armed conflict from its theoretical origins to the most recent political and legal developments. The title expresses one of the basic purposes of International Humanitarian Law, which is to provide, amid generalized barity of war, protection to civilians and those no longer taking part in the fighting, and even restrictions on the violent conduct between the combatants. Resistance movements in occupied territories have been accepted as a concept since WWII. However, the exact characteristics of these movements, ...
  • El Morr, Elias (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008)
    It is obvious that the events of September 11, 2001, triggered disputes about a detailed, comprehensive definition of terrorism. But there is still no unified or "universal" definition for terrorism. Such disputes will not result in an agreeable consensus and will make no notable benchmark towards the understanding of terrorism. This work tends to shed light on patterns, current trends and future threats of terrorism worldwide while stressing on the role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the negative and drastic effects and consequences it produces locally, regionally, and internation ...
  • El Sarnouk, André William (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008-06)
    Globalization, nowadays, has reshaped many or most of the legal concepts humans thought of as indispensable. It has turned the globe into a small village, cutting down boundaries, and opening up channels which were inconceivable just a few years back. Free movements of knowledge, thought, inventions, technologies, creations, and ideas have become available to humanity. This research investigates, therefore, the scope of copyright protection of computer programs and their impact. There is no doubt that the modern technology use stretches the law which is sometimes slow to react. One legal ...
  • Tohme, Maria (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022)
    The following study examines the Abraham Accords (AA) shaping a new geopolitical era for the MENA region by testing if and how the Abraham Accords are polarizing the present scene in the MENA region. The game theory is the main layer of the theoretical framework, giving a deeper understanding on how three autonomous player the United States, the UAE, and Israel can cooperate together amid a historical conflict and how it will affect the region of the middle east. Following the theoretical framework, a qualitative methodology is used to gather in depth rich and diverse information on the ...
  • Basbous, Nayla Bassil (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2008)
  • Ghoussoub, Elissa (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022-05)
    The dissertation studies the relationship between art and human rights in post-apartheid South Africa. The conducted research reveals the role that art plays towards the human rights in the new South African nation emerging from the oppressive regime of apartheid. In some cases, post-apartheid South African art plays a positive role towards the human rights mission. These cases include highlighting the sexist-racist oppression that black women experienced during apartheid and engaging in the transitional justice of South Africa from apartheid to democracy. In other cases, post-apartheid South ...
  • Abouarab, Jessy (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2006)
    The concept of Collective security was created to oversee that human rights and global peace are maintained in this ongoing struggled for power. As an organization, the United Nations was created to manage collective security in order to prevent global conflict. The notion of peace keeping was created as one of the counter solutions to any threat to global peace. Peace keeping operations constitute a compromise between peaceful settlement and joint imposition. Knowing the theoretical context and framework of the United Nations' Chapter Six and Chapter Seven is a must for a better knowledge of ...
  • Eid, Grace George (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2022-06)
    Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is marked as a widespread and continuous human rights violation worldwide. Although several efforts and advancements have been made in combating, preventing and protecting women and girls from violence – both on the international and national level – VAWG remains a global problem. This thesis aims to test the applicability of the monist theory amidst an institutionalized culture of impunity through assessing the effectiveness of the Lebanese legal framework regarding gender-based violence against women and girls and its compliance with international ...
  • Nachabe, Chadi (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2014)
    The main purpose of this study is to uncover the extent to which Lebanese civil society can contribute to social and political changes and be an agent to the democratization process. The study also aims at presenting an appraisal of the reality of the Lebanese civil society in terms of advocating for changes and reforms according to civil society activists through the case of the “Civil Campaign for Electoral Reform “(CCER). The study contributes to the growing body of research on the role of civil society in democratization process. Interviews were conducted with organizers of CCER in Lebanon ...
  • El Dali, Katia (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2005)
    The objectives of this thesis is to offer contributions and solutions to the rehabilitation and reform of local government, the legislative branch (the Parliament) and the bureaucracy as the three essential vehicles entrusted to advance Lebanon's developmental goals. It displays the various experiences and efforts in fostering "good governance" in Lebanon especially as it relates to the empowerment of local authorities and fostering appropriate decentralization measures. This research is divided into five chapters. The first one provides an overview of the historical development of the lebanese ...
  • El Khoury Gebrayel, Johnny Boulos (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2021-12)
    Persons with disabilities have the same rights and needs as others and face the same challenges. The following study is concerned with how persons with disabilities in different countries, especially in Lebanon, are being treated and the obstacles they face when they are integrated with the private and public sectors. The paper will highlight the discrimination in the field of work that involves disrupting equal opportunities to establish a working relationship and enjoy all rights in this field. The present study indicates the importance of education and the role of public and private schools ...
  • Bijjani, Talal Nassif (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2004)
    The global world we're witnessing nowadays has reshaped many or most of the concepts we thought of as indispensable. Globalization has turned the whole world into a small village, cutting down boundaries, and opening channels which were inconceivable just a few years back: free movement of knowledge, thought, inventions, creations, and ideas have become commonplace. International trade has not been an exception. It too has been radically changed by this phenomenon called globalization. At the essence of international trade lies intellectual property trade. Therefore its protection has become ...
  • Mahfouz, Fady J. (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2006)
    For most of this century, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has been the world's leading organization in the field of international commercial dispute resolution. Established in 1923 as the arbitration body of ICC, the International Court of Arbitration has pioneered international commercial arbitration as it is known today. The Court took the lead in securing the worldwide acceptance of arbitration as the most effective way of resolving international commercial disputes. Since its creation, the Court has administered well over 14 000 international arbitration cases involving parties ...
  • Darouni, Joelle (Notre Dame University-Louaize, 2004)
    The purpose of this study is to analyze the mass media and its effects on the Lebanese society, and precisely on the young population. Our aim in this thesis.is to pinpoint and focus on the relationship of entertainment media along with violence, sexual and unethical development of the youth, during childhood and adolescence. We shall take into consideration the difficult challenges that are facing the Lebanese society and affecting its youth, whether positively or negatively. Our main objectives are to propose some fruitful and efficient solutions to the problems, in addition to some ...

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