International Law, Secularism, and the Islamic World
23 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2011
Date Written: 2009
This article discusses International law, secularism, and the Islamic world from the perspective of Global Critical Race Feminism (GCRF). After providing a brief overview of GCRF, Part I introduces fundamentalism as a current trend in the Muslim world. Part II discusses illustrations of Muslims in several societies where this religious-secular tension exists focusing on France, Turkey, Tunisia, and Palestine. Tunisia and Turkey are discussed in particular interest because they are the two predominantly Muslim countries that have chosen, for many years, to be secular in most aspects of their legal systems. The Article concludes with some practical suggestions as to how Americans can address the complexities which will be raised as the futures of the United States and the Muslim world become more intertwined.
Keywords: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Islam, Comparative Law, Muslim Women's Rights, Loving Virginia, Gender Equality, Interfaith Marraiges, Antimiscegenation, Marraige Rights, Right to Marraige
JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K33, K39
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