'Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground?': A Critical Review

9 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2016 Last revised: 3 Feb 2016

Cyra Akila Choudhury

Florida International University College of Law

Date Written: January 4, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Choudhury, Cyra Akila, 'Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground?': A Critical Review (January 4, 2016). SCTIW Review, March 1, 2016 ; Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2710890

Cyra Akila Choudhury (Contact Author)

Florida International University College of Law ( email )

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Miami, FL 33199
United States

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