Islam and Human Rights

Tradition and Politics
Author: Ann Elizabeth Mayer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813321318
Category: Civil rights
Page: 223
View: 3281
An assessment of recent Islamic human-rights schemes that dilute or eliminate the human-rights protections afforded by international law. The author compares these schemes both with the Islamic legal heritage, where they have no exact counterparts, and wit

Islam and human rights

tradition and politics
Author: Ann Elizabeth Mayer
Publisher: Westview Pr
Category: History
Page: 260
View: 6731
Do Islam and Islamic law constitute real obstacles to human rights? In this revised and updated edition, the author offers critical assessments of recent Islamic human rights schemes that dilute or eliminate the human rights protections afforded by international law and compares these both with the Islamic legal heritage and with international human rights law. Contesting stereotypes about a supposedly monolithic Islam inherently incompatible with human rights, Mayer dissects the political motives behind the selective use of elements of the Islamic tradition by conservative groups opposed to democracy and human rights. The third edition considers recent developments in human rights law and policy. For example, in Egypt, the notorious Abu Zaid case—where a scholar was declared an apostate and divorced against his will—marked a dramatic setback for human rights in the name of upholding Islamic law. However, some regimes are rethinking their previous attacks on the international human rights system—Iran being an example of a country that has recently been moving in the direction of combating the view that its Islamic ideology necessarily leads to human rights violations. In addition, the debates on whether Islam stands in the way of human rights continue in the UN, provoked in part by recent ”Islamic” reservations to human rights conventions. This edition considers these recent events and many others. Also new to the third edition: the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam and many excerpts from the Iranian constitution.

Islam and Human Rights

Tradition and Politics
Author: Ann Elizabeth Mayer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813343358
Category: History
Page: 290
View: 4733
Must reading for anyone interested in the changing order in the Middle East and Islamic societies in general, and certainly for human rights activists with interest in the Muslim world. (Middle East Report)

Research Handbook on International Human Rights Law

Author: Sarah Joseph,Adam McBeth
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849803374
Category: Political Science
Page: 596
View: 6662
This handbook brings together the work of 25 leading human rights scholars from all over the world, covering a broad range of human rights topics.

Islam and Human Rights in Practice

Perspectives Across the Ummah
Author: Shahram Akbarzadeh,Benjamin MacQueen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134059256
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
View: 9259
Questions over the compatibility of Islam and Human Rights have become a key area of debate in the perceived tensions between ‘Islam and the West’. In many ways, discussion over the stance of Islam in relation to such factors as gender rights, religious freedom, social and political freedoms, and other related issues represents a microcosm of the broader experience of how Muslim and ‘Western’ communities interact and relate. This volume seeks to engage with the various debates surrounding Islam and Human Rights, in particular, challenging assumptions of a ‘standard’ or ‘essential’ Muslim perspective on Human Rights. Through a survey of the experiences of Muslim communities across the globe (the ummah), this volume highlights the dynamic way Muslims understand and incorporate Human Rights into their personal, social and political experiences. From conceptual discussions on the issues of gender rights and religious freedom, to examining Muslim communities from South East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, leading global experts bring forth key insights into the way in which Muslim communities live and experience Human Rights. The potential for deeper engagement with this issue is critical, as it opens possibilities for more profound understanding and tolerance.

Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights

Author: Thomas Banchoff,Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199841035
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 5312
Are human rights universal or the product of specific cultures? Is democracy a necessary condition for the achievement of human rights in practice? And when, if ever, is it legitimate for external actors to impose their understandings of human rights upon particular countries? In the contemporary context of globalization, these questions have a salient religious dimension. Religion intersects with global human rights agendas in multiple ways, including: whether ''universal'' human rights are in fact an imposition of Christian understandings; whether democracy, the ''rule of the people,'' is compatible with God's law; and whether international efforts to enforce human rights including religious freedom amount to an illicit imperialism. This book brings together leading specialists across disciplines for the first major survey of the religious politics of human rights across the world's major regions, political systems, and faith traditions. The authors take a bottom-up approach and focus particularly on hot-button issues like human rights in Islam, Falun Gong in China, and religion in the former Soviet Union. Each essay examines the interaction of human rights and religion in practice and the challenges they pose for national and international policymakers.

Blaues Gold

das globale Geschäft mit dem Wasser
Author: Maude Barlow,Tony Clarke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783888973758
Page: 334
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International Human Rights and Islamic Law

Author: Mashood A. Baderin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191021822
Category: Law
Page: 302
View: 9225
This volume examines the important question of whether or not international human rights and Islamic law are compatible. It asks whether Muslim States can comply with international human rights law whilst adhering to Islamic law. The traditional arguments on this subject are examined and responded to from both international human rights and Islamic legal perspectives. The volume engages international human rights law in theoretical dialogue with Islamic law, facilitating an evaluation of the human rights policy of modern Muslim States. International Human Rights and Islamic Law formulates a synthesis between these two extremes, and argues that although there are differences of scope and application, there is no fundamental incompatibility between these two bodies of law. Baderin argues that their differences could be better addressed if the concept of human rights were positively established from within the themes of Islamic law, rather than by imposing it upon Islamic law as an alien concept. Each article of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, as well as relevant articles of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women are analysed in the light of Islamic law. The volume concludes that it is possible to harmonise the differences between international human rights law and Islamic law through the adoption of the 'margin of appreciation' doctrine by international human rights treaty bodies and the utilization of the Islamic law doctrines of 'maqâsid al-sharî'ah' (the overall objective of Sharî'ah) and 'maslahah' (welfare) by Muslim States in their interpretation and application of Islamic law respectively. Baderin asserts that Islamic law can serve as an important vehicle for the guarantee and enforcement of international human rights law in the Muslim world, and the volume concludes with recommendations to that effect.

Islam, Liberalism and Human Rights

Third Edition
Author: Katerina Dalacoura
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845113827
Category: Political Science
Page: 238
View: 7931
"Addresses the question of human rights in the international context, focusing in particular on the interaction between human rights as a value and norm in international relations and Islam as a constitutent of political culture in particular societies" -- Back cover.

Muslims in Global Politics

Identities, Interests, and Human Rights
Author: Mahmood Monshipouri
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 081220283X
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
View: 5559
In Egypt Islamists clash with secularists over religious and national identity, while in Turkey secularist ruling elites have chosen to accommodate Islamists in the name of democracy and reconciliation. As Islam spreads throughout the world, Muslims living in their traditional homelands and in the Western world are grappling with shifting identities. In all cases, understanding the dynamics of identity-based politics is critical to the future of Muslims and their neighbors across the globe. In Muslims in Global Politics, Mahmood Monshipouri examines the role identity plays in political conflicts in six Muslim nations—Egypt, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Iran, and Indonesia—as well as in Muslim diaspora communities in Europe and North America. In each instance, he describes how conservatives, neofundamentalists, reformists, and secularists construct identity in different ways and how these identities play out in the political arena. With globalization, the demand for human rights continues to grow in the Muslim world, and struggles over modernity, authenticity, legitimacy, and rationality become increasingly important. Muslims in Global Politics deepens our understanding of how modern ideas and norms interact with the traditions of the Islamic world and, in turn, shows how human rights advocates can provide an alternative to militant Islamist movements.

Gender and Human Rights in Islam and International Law

Equal Before Allah, Unequal Before Man?
Author: Shaheen Sardar Ali
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9789041112682
Category: Architecture
Page: 358
View: 3419
Muslims in the Islamic

Der Report der Magd

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492970591
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 4826
Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

ISLAM-Die Religion der Menschheit

Author: Maulana Muhammad Ali
Publisher: Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore USA
ISBN: 193427139X
Category: Religion
Page: 35
View: 3487
Dieses kleine Buch von Maulana Muhammad Ali, dem berühmten Übersetzer des Heiligen Korans, ist vielleicht eine der besten kurzen Präsentationen der Religion des Islam. Auf seinen fünfunddreißig Seiten gibt Maulana Muhammad Ali eine prägnante und dennoch umfassende Darstellung des Islam. Themen, die in dem Büchlein erörtert werden, sind unter anderen die Bedeutung des Namen Islam sowie einige seiner charakteristischen Merkmale, wie der Glaube an alle Propheten, die Einheit der Menschheit und den gemeinsamen Ursprung aller von Gott offenbarten Religionen. Der Autor liefert einen knappen, aber gründlichen Bericht der grundlegenden Prinzipien des Islam, wie zum Beispiel das Konzept des Göttlichen Wesens, der Göttlichen Offenbarung, der Propheten, des Lebens nach dem Tod, das Konzept der Engel und des Teufels und der Bedeutung des Glaubens. Die Einrichtungen des Gebets, des Fastens und der Pilgerfahrt (Hadsch) werden nicht als bloße Rituale dargestellt, sondern vielmehr als bedeutungsvolle Akte der Anbetung, die dadurch, dass sie als Basis der Taten zum Wohl der Menschheit dienen, die geistige Entwicklung fördern. Die Wichtigkeit der Wohltätigkeit (Zakat) und ihre Bedeutung werden betont und Missverständnisse bezüglich beunruhigender Fragen wie den Rechten der Frauen, der Bedeutung des Dschihad und des Staates werden ausgeräumt.

The Dialogue of Cultural Traditions

Global Perspective
Author: William Sweet
Publisher: CRVP
ISBN: 1565182588
Category: Social Science
Page: 658
View: 3577

Islamic State Practices, International Law and the Threat from Terrorism

A Critique of the 'clash of Civilizations' in the New World Order
Author: Javaid Rehman
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841135011
Category: Law
Page: 256
View: 4852
In the post '9/11' legal and political environment, Islam and Muslims have been associated with terrorism. Islamic civilization has increasingly been characterized as backward, insular, stagnant and unable to deal with the demands of the 21st century, and differences and schisms between Islam and the west are being perceived as monumental and insurmountable. '9/11' terrorist attacks have unfortunately provided vital ammunition to the critics of Islam and those who champion a 'clash of civilizations'. In this original and incisive study, the author investigates the relationship between Islamic law, states practices and international terrorism. It presents a detailed analysis of the sources of Islamic law and reviews the concepts of Jihad, religious freedom and minority rights within Sharia and Siyar. In eradicating existing misconceptions, the book provides a thorough commentary of the contributions made by Islamic states in the development of international law, including norms on the prohibition of terrorism. It presents a lucid debate on such key issues within classical and modern Islamic State practices as diplomatic immunities, prohibitions on hostage-taking, aerial and maritime terrorism, and the financing of terrorism. The book surveys the unfairness and injustices within international lawâ??a legal system dominated and operated at the behest of a select band of powerful states. It forewarns that unilateralism and the undermining of human rights values in the name of the 'war on terrorism' is producing powerful reactions within Muslim states.

Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law

Toward a World Legal Tradition
Author: Kristine Kalanges
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199930597
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 9126
In Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law: Toward a World Legal Tradition, Kristine Kalanges argues that differences between Western and Islamic legal formulations of religious freedom are attributable, in substantial part, to variations in their respective religious and intellectual histories. Kalanges suggests that while divergence between the two bodies of law challenges the characterization of religious liberty as a universal human right, the "dilemma of religious freedom" - the difficult choice between the universality of religious liberty rights and peaceful co-existence of diverse legal cultures - may yet be transformed through the cultivation of a world legal tradition. This argument is advanced through comparative analysis of human rights instruments from the Western and Muslim worlds, with attention to the legal-political processes by which religious and philosophical ideas have been institutionalized.

Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia

Author: Hidetoshi Hashimoto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135935491
Category: History
Page: 254
View: 2723
Regional inter-governmental human rights organizations have been in operation for sometime in Europe, the Americas and Africa. These regional human rights mechanisms have proven to be useful and effective in comparison to the global human rights mechanisms available at the United Nations. The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility of establishing a regional inter-governmental human rights mechanism in East Asia, with a focus on the contributions of nongovernmental organizations' (NGOs) to such a development.

Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective

Religious Perspectives
Author: Jr. Witte, John
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802848550
Category: Religion
Page: 633
View: 9458
The legal traditions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have contributed much to the cultivation and violation of religious human rights around the world. In this volume Desmond Tutu, Martin Marty, and twenty leading scholars offer an authoritative assessment of these contributions and challenge people of all faiths to adopt "golden rules of religious liberty."

Democracy, human rights, and Islam in modern Iran

psychological, social, and cultural perspectives
Author: Uichol Kim,Henriette Sinding Aasen,Shīrīn ʻIbādī
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788276749229
Category: Political Science
Page: 519
View: 1723