New issue of Corporate Law & Governance Review journal

We are pleased to present the first issue of 2023 of the journal Corporate Law & Governance Review. This issue contains thirteen contributions covering a number of interesting topics. Topics covered include anti-corruption, arbitration, sustainability, developed versus emerging markets, consumer safety, artificial intelligence, property rights, accessibility, and human rights. These contributions are based on several locations, including Kosovo, Thailand, Albania, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, and Egypt, among others.

The first study by in this issue by Erdianto Effendi and Mahrus Ali focuses on the extent of the influence of the level of legal awareness in society of the corruption problem, because of the importance of finding the cause of corruption persistence in Riau, Indonesia. By mapping the knowledge and understanding of the community, this research can identify what preventive steps need to be taken by local and central governments as well as law enforcement officials to prevent corruption.

The problem of the next paper by Moustafa Elmetwaly Kandeel, Alaa Abouahmed, and Aliaa Zakaria is to determine the cases in which the arbitration dispute can end without the issuance of an arbitral award. To study this topic, the authors follow the analytical approach in light of the provisions of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Arbitration Law promulgated by Federal Law No. (6) of 2018. At the end of this paper, the researchers conclude that the arbitration dispute may end without the issuance of an arbitral award for many reasons.

Emy Handayani and Suparno seek to explore the role of customary law as local wisdom rooted in the community in protecting the environment based on the theories developed by Edwards et al. (1993) and Kiwfo et al. (2021) regarding local wisdom in agricultural sustainability. This study uses an empirical approach based on legal anthropology by observing the reality of the rituals of the Bekayaq Pataq Pare tradition, which is carried out jointly by traditional leaders and the Sasak people.

Omair Haroon and Maliha Zaka review corporate governance literature from 2001 to 2021 to compare the effectiveness of corporate governance mechanisms in developed markets relative to emerging markets. The authors focus on benefits accruing from these mechanisms in reducing agency costs of firms in terms of improved accounting performance, market valuation, and financial reporting quality of firms.

The purpose of the next study by Fahmi is to analyze the legal protection of cryptocurrency investors reviewed based on Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Authority Regulation No. 5 of 2019 and analyze the legal remedies taken in the event of a dispute over cryptocurrency investment. This research is sociological legal research and uses a positive law enforcement approach to the community.

The study by Ibrahim Abdelaziz Daoud, Moustafa Elmetwaly Kandeel, and Said Elsayed Kandil sets out to examine whether the Egyptian Consumer Protection Law has contributed to creating a private legal system that provides all damaged parties with actual protection against safety defects. To address this issue, the authors adopt a comparative-analytic approach, through which the legal rules adopted by the Egyptian consumer protection laws and the French Law of the Objective Responsibility Act are analyzed and compared. The findings indicate that consumer protection laws have failed to provide an integrated legal system for consumer protection against damages from defective products.

Alba Ramallari and Flora Merko, in their paper, show the relationship between inflation and gross domestic product (GDP) and their effects on the country’s economy, as well as changes that have occurred in the economic growth of our country by studying the changes in GDP and inflation. In this paper, the authors make an attempt to understand what happens to GDP when it encounters problems, such as inflation, in the development and growth phases and what government policies are chosen in this regard.

Yasser Ellamey and Amr Elwakad investigate the criminal liability implications of artificial intelligence. The authors also address the criminal liability of the maker, programmer, user, and designer for the work of AI and robotics, they review the legal framework to regulate the relationship between humans and AI (robots) as follows: the regular laws of using AI, and the criminal and civil liability of AI actions.

The paper by Skender Gojani and Lirie Hoti aims to bring information on how the property was and continues to be acquired in Kosovo and the problems people have to deal with during this process. To reach this aim the researchers used these methods: research method, historical and descriptive methods. The main findings of this paper identified and explained the challenges of ownership acquisition by good faith and clarified when one can be the owner of an immovable property.

Atipon Satranarakun and Tanpat Kraiwanit investigate the variables affecting the accessibility of rail transit services for Bangkok and its surrounding residents and the problems in establishing a central clearing house (CCH) to develop rules and regulations for a common ticketing system in Thailand.

The main aim of the next study by Xhemazie Ibraimi, Besime Ziberi, and Albulena Brestovcis is to analyze the way of governing and supervising public enterprises in the case of Kosovo. This study shed light on the importance they have in the development and balance of the legal system of a state and a functioning democracy which together enable the preservation, increase of responsibility, and reduction of undue political influence.

Ndoh Bertha Bakata, Kingsley Lyonga Ngange, Laurent-Charles Boyomo Assala, and Stephen N. Ndode examine the extent to which government news sources in Cameroon hoard information, and how this affects journalism practice. One of the most interesting aspects of the study is the link between a journalist’s access to information from government sources and unprofessional conduct.

The purpose of the final paper by Halim Bajraktari is to research the behavior and approach of individuals to the forms and causes of hate speech as well as to find the factors that manifest these acts towards the persons who are attacked.

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We hope that reading this issue will be pleasant and informative for you!