2012 Int'l Rev. L. 1 (2012)

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*Email: jon.truby@qu.edu.qa
Published: 27 April 2012
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Foreword from the Editor-in-Chief
Jon M. Truby*
On behalf of at[ of our editorial team and contributors, I am proud to present the launch edition of
the International Review of Law. In forming an open-access bilingual law journal devoted to
articulating contemporary legal discourse in all fields of law, the objective of our efforts is to bring
perspectives from around the world to developments in the law.
The study and critique of modern legal issues, explored with differing opinions, advances global
comprehension of legal problems and enables a collective solution-forming process. The bilingual
nature and international context of this legal forum broadens the accessibility of its contributors and
readership, providing an opportunity for explanation and mutual understanding of issues of common
concern and enabling English and Arabic speakers to learn from one another's experiences in
developing jurisprudence in alternative legal systems, whilst integrating and expanding scholarly
dialogue between cultures and legal principles. Every article's abstract is published in both
languages, and selected articles will in each edition be translated in full based upon anticipated
readership interest in order to foster the mutual understanding between distinct legal systems.
In creating a neutral platform bringing together lawyers and scholars with complete academic
freedom, the journal intends to accommodate competing ideas and engage credible academic and
practical discussion. We are delighted with the thought-provoking contributions from the highly
distinguished authors of this edition who have demonstrated skill and originality in their analyses.
The range of articles presented herein represents the international temperament of our journal, with
authors from Europe, Australia, the USA, Asia and the Middle East. Furthermore, the wide distribution
and accessibility of this journal will maximise its readership and broaden its reach.
To ensure the credibility of the International Review of Law, academic quality has been at the
forefront of every process. The peer-reviewing processes developed for the journal engages leading
experts in each field of interest, and, working together with a robust editorial structure combining
participators from various practices, ensures the highest quality and most original writing is
processed to achieve academic excellence. Amongst a range of structures designed to ensure quality
and continuation, the journal recognises that the support of its authors is of the vital importance to
its success, and consequently ensures authors are kept up-to-date with the status of their submission
throughout the review process.
The local and international legal community has played an outstanding role in taking on
responsibilities to assist in the development and running of this journal. In addition we are most
obliged for the significant contributions of a number of highly eminent lawyers and leaders who have
joined our Editoriat Board and ptay a vitat rote in determining the vision for the journal's future.
The Cottege of Law at Qatar University has been instrumentat in the formation and running of this
journat, both in providing att funding, and in focusing the enthusiastic efforts of its facutty members
to partake in the editoriat processes required of the Editoriat Committee. The journat is gratefut to
Qatar University's President Professor Sheikha Abdutta At-Misnad, and Vice President Dr. Shaikha Bint
Jabor At Thani for their teadership and support of this project which has hetped reatise its potentiat.
Additionatty, we are obtiged for the capabte and conscientious assistance of Btoomsbury Qatar
Foundation Journats/QScience throughout the taunch of this project.
As the journat grows to its gtobat reach, it shoutd be noted that the character of the pubtication as a
ptatform accommodating the internationat community and advancing understanding is
representative of the personatity of the State of Qatar, and the journat is thankfut to his Highness the
Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khatifa At Thani, for this vision.

I am grateful to all of those involved in the production of this and future issues, and hope the
demands of our readers are met. May the journal continue to be a success.

M/lember of Qatar youndation

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