Summary Book Review Religious Legal Traditions, International Human Rights Law and Muslim States by Kamran Hashemi:
Download or read book Religious Legal Traditions, International Human Rights Law and Muslim States written by Kamran Hashemi and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2008 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers an exploration of aspects of the subject, Islam and Human Rights, which is the focus of considerable scholarship in recent years predominantly from Western scholars. Thus it is interesting and important to have the field addressed from a non -Western perspective and by an Iranian scholar. The study draws on Persian language literature that addresses both theological and legal dimensions of the theme. The work is also distinctive in that it tackles three areas that have been largely ignored in the literature. It undertakes a comparative study of the laws of several Muslim States with respect to religious freedom, minorities and the rights of the child. The study offers an optimistic vision of the fundamental compatibility of Islam and international human rights standards.
Summary Book Review Women, the Koran and International Human Rights Law by Niaz A. Shah:
Download or read book Women, the Koran and International Human Rights Law written by Niaz A. Shah and published by Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. This book was released on 2006 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religion plays a pivotal role in the way women are treated around the world, socially and legally. This book discusses three Islamic human rights approaches: secular, non-compatible, reconciliatory (compatible), and proposes a contextual interpretive approach. It is argued that the current gender discriminatory statutory Islamic laws in Islamic jurisdictions, based on the decontextualised interpretation of the Koran, can be reformed through "Ijtihad": independent individual reasoning. It is claimed that the original intention of the Koran was to protect the rights of women and raise their status in society, not to relegate them to subordination. This Koranic intention and spirit may be recaptured through the proposed contextual interpretation which in fact means using an Islamic (or insider) strategy to achieve gender equality in Muslim states and greater compatibility with international human rights law. It discusses the negative impact of the so-called statutory Islamic laws of Pakistan on the enjoyment of women's human rights and robustly challenges their Koranic foundation. While supporting the international human rights regime, this book highlights the challenges to its universality: feminism and cultural relativism. To achieve universal application, genuine voices from different cultures and groups must be accommodated. It is argued that the women's human rights regime does not cover all issues of concern to women and has a weak implementation mechanism. The book argues for effective implementation procedures to turn women's human rights into reality.
Summary Book Review International Law and Islamic Law by MashoodA. Baderin:
Download or read book International Law and Islamic Law written by MashoodA. Baderin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 993 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The relationship between modern international law and Islamic law has raised many theoretical and practical questions that cannot be ignored in the contemporary study and understanding of both international law and Islamic law. The significance and relevance of this relationship in both academic and practical terms, especially after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, is now well understood. Recent international events in particular corroborate the need for a better understanding of the relationship between contemporary international law and Islamic law and how their interaction can be explored and improved to enhance modern international relations and international law. The articles reproduced in this volume examine the issues of General Principles of International Law, International Use of Force, International Humanitarian Law, International Terrorism, International Protection of Diplomats, International Environmental and Water Law, Universality of Human Rights, Women's Rights, Rights of the Child, Rights of Religious Minorities, and State Practice. The essays have been carefully selected to reflect, as much as possible, the different Islamic perspectives on each of these aspects of international law.
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Summary Book Review IBSS: Political Science: 2009 Vol. 58 by The British Library of Political and Economic Science:
Download or read book IBSS: Political Science: 2009 Vol. 58 written by The British Library of Political and Economic Science and published by . This book was released on 2010-11 with total page 558 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1952, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology) is well established as a major bibliographic reference for students, researchers and librarians in the social sciences worldwide. Key features: * Authority: Rigorous standards are applied to make the IBSS the most authoritative selective bibliography ever produced. Articles and books are selected on merit by some of the world's most expert librarians and academics. * Breadth: Today the IBSS covers over 2000 journals - more than any other comparable resource. The latest monograph publications are also included. * International Coverage: The IBSS reviews scholarship published in over thirty languages, including publications from Eastern Europe and the developing world. * User friendly organization: all non-English titles are word sections. Extensive author, subject and place name indexes are provided in both English and French.
Summary Book Review Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields by :
Download or read book Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields written by and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review United Nations Juridical Yearbook by United Nations:
Download or read book United Nations Juridical Yearbook written by United Nations and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells:
Download or read book The British National Bibliography written by Arthur James Wells and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Human Rights, Southern Voices by William Twining:
Download or read book Human Rights, Southern Voices written by William Twining and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-09-24 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology contains a variety of Southern perspectives on human rights and contemporary issues relating to Islam, African custom, constitution making and abuses of the language of human rights.
Summary Book Review The Rights of God by Irene Oh:
Download or read book The Rights of God written by Irene Oh and published by Advancing Human Rights (Hardco. This book was released on 2007 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Promoting Islam as a defender of human rights is laden with difficulties. Advocates of human rights will readily point out numerous humanitarian failures carried out in the name of Islam. In The Rights of God, Irene Oh looks at human rights and Islam as a religious issue rather than a political or legal one and draws on three revered Islamic scholars to offer a broad range of perspectives that challenge our assumptions about the role of religion in human rights. The theoretical shift from the conception of morality based in natural duty and law to one of rights has created tensions that hinder a fruitful exchange between human rights theorists and religious thinkers. Does the static identification of human rights with lists of specific rights, such as those found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, make sense given the cultural, historical, and religious diversity of the societies in which these rights are to be respected and implemented? In examining human rights issues of the contemporary Islamic world, Oh illustrates how the value of religious scholarship cannot be overestimated. Oh analyzes the commentaries of Abul A'la Maududi, Sayyid Qutb, and Abdolkarim Soroush--all prominent and often controversial Islamic thinkers--on the topics of political participation, religious toleration, and freedom of conscience. While Maududi and Qutb represent traditional Islam, and Soroush a more reform and Western-friendly approach, all three contend that Islam is indeed capable of accommodating and advocating human rights. Whereas disentangling politics and culture from religion is never easy, Oh shows that the attempt must be made in order to understand and overcome the historical obstacles that prevent genuine dialogue from taking place across religious and cultural boundaries.
Summary Book Review Mapping the Legal Boundaries of Belonging by René Provost:
Download or read book Mapping the Legal Boundaries of Belonging written by René Provost and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provost argues that the intersection between religion, nationalism, and other vectors of difference in both Canada and Israel offers a revealing laboratory in which to examine multiculturalism in particular and the governance of diversity in general. For several decades, 'culture' played a central role in challenging the liberal tradition. More recently, religion seems to have re-emerged as the new central challenge facing Western liberal societies' conception of multiculturalism.
Summary Book Review Staat - Religion - Recht by Kerstin von der Decken:
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Summary Book Review Gender and Development: Aspects of culture and health by Janet Henshall Momsen:
Download or read book Gender and Development: Aspects of culture and health written by Janet Henshall Momsen and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: