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Article Type: Editorial From: International Journal of Law and Management, Volume 54, Issue 1
This first edition of 2012 sees four articles from contributors old and new and, hopefully, sets the tone for an interesting year of contributions. Contributions for the journal are now made through ScholarOne (details on the publisher’s web site and the inside cover of hard copies) and it is anticipated that this will streamline the refereeing and acceptance process to the benefit of all concerned.
Bijan Bidabad from Iran set the scene in the last edition with the first part of his article about “Public international law principles: an Islamic Sufi approach”. His thoughts conclude in this edition. He has worked on other contributions from a Sufi perspective and we will see more of this work shortly.
Bryane Michael and Stephen Mendes write on “Anti-corruption law in local government: legal issues related to ordinance-design and municipal-level anti-corruption agencies in Macedonia”. As an emerging player on the European and world stage, lawyers and managers should be interested in this insight into Macedonia and the warnings we can take here – it may present as being jurisdiction specific but will have echoes of many others, and not only those in the emerging world.
A loose theme of the need for independence, objectivity and lack of corruption in any regulator is continued in an article by Dr Md Awal Hossain Mollah on the “Independence of judiciary in Bangladesh: an overview”. Again, this has interest both for lawyers and business managers who need to know the effectiveness of systems in play in countries with which they may seek to trade.
Finally, Rokiah Kadir and Suriyani Muhamad from Malaysia offer us “Insider trading in Malaysia; towards an improved regulation” which adds to the world tour of showing how different systems of regulation may work and how, where there is a will, can be improved on over time.
As ever, all articles offer stimulating and thought provoking reading – do enjoy them!