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2011-2021: Revolution, Constitution, Elections… Ten years later, where is Tunisia at?

Synthesis of the first panel of the 20th of January 2022 workshop day By Victor Lachenait, Juliette Denis-Senez and Elyssa Koepp The GI4T, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (School of Advanced and International Studies; Bologna campus) and in collaboration … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of Bosnia’s Election: A Chance at Progress or More of the Same?

By Nick Kalams Nick Kalams is a first-year MAIR candidate at Johns Hopkins SAIS. His interests and research focus primarily on democratic development and the rule of law in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. This past Sunday, Bosnian citizens went … Continue reading

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From guns to elections: Impacts of peace in Colombia’s political plurality

By Carlos Arturo Gutiérrez Rodríguez Carlos Arturo Gutiérrez Rodríguez is a PhD candidate in Human Rights, Society and Multi-level Governance at the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy.  In Colombian political debate, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were presented as … Continue reading

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Russian Invasion is a Breach of International Law and Minsk Agreement 

On the 24th of February, Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine after initially sending forces into Donetsk and Luhansk where Russian-backed separatists have waged a military aggression against Kyiv since 2014 and annexing Crimea in 2014. A number of … Continue reading

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Promoting the Rule of Law in the EU Enlargement Policy: A twofold challenge

By Leposava Ognjanoska, PhD candidate (LLM)  Leposava Ognjanoska is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” − Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje with extensive experience in European integration affairs, and alumna of the CCSDD European Union and Legal Reform Summer … Continue reading

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Magnitsky Legislation – A New Generation of Laws

By Stevan Lilić, Director of the Centre for Advanced Legislation Nota bene: Translation of article published in the Belgrade weekly “Vreme” December 16, 2021 (pp. 38-39). Text also posted on the “Open Doors of Justice portal (www.otvorenavrata pravosudja.rs).  Laws on … Continue reading

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Reintegration Through Social Enterprises in Nigeria

By Josef Otavio Santos Horwath, Research Assistant HT Chapter As a nation that has struggled with successful economic development, Nigerian citizens have continuously found it difficult to obtain economic opportunities that may aid in its country’s development. Unfortunately for some, … Continue reading

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EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans – limited progress in 2021

By Marko Milenković PhD, MA, LLM (Cantab) Marko Milenković is a research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences Belgrade and an Affiliated research fellow at the Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development (CCSDD) at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Bologna This article was first published by Osservatorio sulle attività delle organizzazioni internazionali e sovranazionali, … Continue reading

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2021-2022 Intern Biographies

BOLOGNA Lauren Ailslieger, Research Assistant Lauren is a first year MAIR student at Johns Hopkins SAIS working as a Research Assistant at the CCSDD. Lauren is from Topeka, Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University in 2021 with a BA, double majoring … Continue reading

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Call it by its right name

Criminalizing genocide denial in Bosnia and Herzegovina By Dr. Carna Pistan Carna Pistan is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University (US) and a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research (Italy).  On 23 … Continue reading

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