Islamic Human Rights Law: A Critical Evaluation of UIDHR & CDHRI in Context of UDHR

JOURNAL OF ISLAM, LAW AND JUDICIARY VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3 2015, PP 27-36 ISSN 2411-4936

10 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2015

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Abdul Azeez Maruf Olayemi

Department of Shariah and Law, API, University of Malaya,; Deartment of Shariah & Law

Abdul Hamzah Alabi

Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

Ahmad Hidayah Buang

University of Malaya (UM)

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Human rights are undeniable natural rights that are indispensable for the upholding of human dignity and respect. In light of modern development, the importance of these entities in the life of the average human being has not just become essential, but necessary as a component for the functioning of modern society. The essential nature of such rights may be posited from the high place and importance such rights have commanded in modern society since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948. Although incorporated in the very spirit of Islam, codification of the laws on human rights as understood in Islam had gained importance in order to primarily address the deficiencies within the UDHR, in addition to providing a framework from wherein to work regarding human rights. In this vein, this paper discusses the background and application of the two modern codified international instruments on human rights in Islam. These are the Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights (UIDHR), 1981, and Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI), 1990. In conclusion, the paper recommends the adoption of the provisions of the CDHRI and UIDHR alongside the existing provisions within the UDHR in order to effectively bridge the lacuna and deficiency in the latter.

Keywords: UDHR, UIDHR and CDHRI, Human Rights, Islamic Law

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Olayemi, Abdul Azeez Maruf and Olayemi, Abdul Azeez Maruf and Hamzah Alabi, Abdul and Hidayah Buang, Ahmad, Islamic Human Rights Law: A Critical Evaluation of UIDHR & CDHRI in Context of UDHR (2015). JOURNAL OF ISLAM, LAW AND JUDICIARY VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3 2015, PP 27-36 ISSN 2411-4936, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2690355

Abdul Azeez Maruf Olayemi (Contact Author)

Department of Shariah and Law, API, University of Malaya, ( email )

Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, NJ 50728
Malaysia

Deartment of Shariah & Law ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 50603
Malaysia
0060149714610 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://umexpert.um.edu.my/ma1129uk

Abdul Hamzah Alabi

Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, 11546
Saudi Arabia

Ahmad Hidayah Buang

University of Malaya (UM)

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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