Religious Legal Traditions, International Human Rights Law and Muslim States

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BRILL, 2008 - Law - 283 pages
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.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
PART A APOSTASY IRTIDAD
21
PART B PROTECTION OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES DHIMMAH
133
PART C RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
213
Conclusion
259
Selected Bibliography
267
Index
281
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Kamran Hashemi, Ph.D. (2007) in law, National University of Ireland, Galway, is teaching human rights and international law in Iranian universities. He has published several articles in Persian and English on the law of the sea, international terrorism and human rights.

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