Qatar University bi-lingual legal journal to engage legal dialogue in the region | Qatar University | AMEinfo.com
“Qatar University College of Law (LAWC) launched its new legal journal ‘International Review of Law’ on May 28. The journal will be available on QScience.com, a peer-reviewed online forum developed by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishers...The bi-annual journal addresses themes and topics that are relevant to the Gulf and Middle East region such as corporate, commercial, constitutional and construction law. Its high-level editorial board comprises President of the International Criminal Court Judge Sang-Hyun Song, The Right Honorable Lord Woolf of Barnes, Qatar Attorney-General H.E. Dr Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri, and a number of law deans, prominent lawyers and leading legal academics. It also includes LAWC professors and three Qatari lecturers Muna Al Marzougi, Moza Al-Naemi and Reem Al Ansari, who are accomplished LAWC graduates... In his remarks, Dr Okour said: ‘We are so proud to launch this unique bilingual e-journal as we are aiming to promote a legal dialogue based in the region... What makes the International Review of Law a distinguished journal is that its open access nature provides readers with high quality and inspiring discussions of legal concepts and perspectives in different jurisdictions’. Dr Truby explained that distinguished multi-national authors contributed to Issue One which reflects the journal's international nature. Alongside various leading scholars from around the world, the issue also includes forewords by UK Supreme Court President The Rt Hon The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC, and leading commercial UK lawyer and former Attorney-General of Hong Kong Michael Thomas CMG QC, he said. The journal contains five articles; one article from each edition will be translated along with translated abstracts of the other four... He stated further that the team is moving to call for papers for the second issue, offering instructions and guidance for authors in both Arabic and English on how to publish their articles, as well as providing video guidance. Mr Kuster said: ‘The journal is open to doctrinal, context based, reformative or comparative work, in all fields of law. Authors who want to reach an audience beyond traditional fixed locations will welcome this new open access platform, which accepts submissions in both English and Arabic and provides abstract translations’”.