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dc.contributor.authorEconomides, Kim
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-26T00:24:09Z
dc.date.available2020-02-26T00:24:09Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2194-6523
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/ldr-2017-0044
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391904
dc.description.abstractIn this article, I explore whether and how Middle Eastern legal process can be reconciled with the idea of timeliness. The idea that any procedure physically within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions could be both fair and expeditious may appear counterintuitive to those brought up in the Anglo-American legal tradition, and the suggestion that there could exist a notion of “timely Middle Eastern procedure” that produced just and fair results is more than likely to be treated as an oxymoron. Administrative, political and legal processes throughout the Levant and Arab world are, when viewed through Western eyes, more than likely to be characterised as corrupt, slow or even Kafkaesque. I argue that procedural delay is an inherently problematic and relative concept, both legally and culturally speaking, which cannot make sense without introducing robust time standards against which court processing time can be evaluated. I seek to elucidate the fundamental nature and causes of procedural delay in relation to civil trials and propose the adoption of a distinct methodology that could be used to more objectively assess court efficiency in handling civil cases throughout the GCC and MENA regions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter & Co. KG Publishers
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom97
dc.relation.ispartofpageto125
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLaw and Development Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsGovernment & Law
dc.subject.keywordsLaw and Development in Middle East
dc.subject.keywordsProcedural Delay
dc.titleProcedural Delay in the Developing Middle East
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationEconomides, K, Procedural Delay in the Developing Middle East, Law and Development Review, 2018, 11 (1), pp. 97-125
dc.date.updated2020-02-26T00:21:26Z
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