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Research Article

A Constitutional Approach to Contemporary Political Violence

Jan-Erik Lane*

10 Charles Humbert, CH - 1205 Geneva, Switzerland

*Corresponding Author:
Jan-Erik Lane
10 Charles Humbert, CH - 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: 4122 379 8384
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: February 06, 2014; Accepted Date: March 10, 2014; Published Date: March 12, 2014

Citation: Lane JE (2014) A Constitutional Approach to Contemporary Political Violence. J Civil Legal Sci 3:114. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000114

Copyright: © 2014 Lane JE. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The occurrence of political violence today stems much from intra-social conflicts, as e.g. rebels and jihadists challenge peace and political stability in several countries. When rebels and jihadists join forces or in addition fight each other, anarchy is likely to occur. Countries that have fallen into the Hobbesian predicament are to be found in Central Africa, the Middle East as well as Central Asia and South East Asia. The result is huge losses in human lives, enormous casualties as well as destruction of material resources and assets. The remedy is the compromise between the combatants, i.e. a key pact or constitutional agreement that supports the rule of law. Constitutionalism holds the promise of peace and stability also in a Muslim country, as there is nothing in the “Book of God” that prohibits peace and prosperity - i.e. rationality - in the Muslim civilisation.