'Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground?': A Critical Review
SCTIW Review, March 1, 2016
9 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2016 Last revised: 3 Feb 2016
Date Written: January 4, 2016
This essay is a review of the collection of essays edited by Anver Emon, et al in "Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground?" The review engages the potential and possibilities of juxtaposing Islamic law and international human rights to achieve a more nuanced understanding of both fields. The essay explores the pluralism of both Islamic law and human rights, the role of the state, and the impossibility of asserting that the fields are mutually exclusive or even in conflict particularly given the erosions of human rights globally.
Keywords: human rights, Islamic Law
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